This contemporary reproduction of an ancient scarab is handcarved with excellent detail. The hieroglyphics around the base are clearly visable. The scarab measures about 4 1/2" long 2" high and is nicely weighted making it a great paperweight.
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Handcarved Black Paperweight
The reverence of the beetle was spread over all of ancient Egypt. Scarabs were placed in tombs and wrapped in mummies because it was believed they had the power to activate the potential within the deceased and bring their soul to life.