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 X Rare Canaanite Purple Amethyst Scarab 4000 years old
Very Rare Canaanite Purple Amethyst Scarab Amulet 2000 - 1800 BC. This seal is made in the form of a sacred scarab beetle, which was a manifestation of khepri, an Egyptian sun god associated with resurrection. The flat underside of this scarab is plain without decoration as detailed in "The Scarab, A reflection of Ancient Egypt" The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (see page 41). {KHEPRI ,A form of the sun-god, particularly associated with the morning sun, Khepri is represented by the scarab beetle and is associated with resurrection. Khepri was thought to push the sun disc through the sky, as a scarab beetle pushes a ball of dung containing its eggs.}. Excellent Condition, Intact, not repaired and not restored. Length: 13mm x 9mm Found in the Holy Land.


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