Stunning Egyptian revival vintage faience scarab pendant set in rich yellow coloured 18 carat gold. The scarab itself is rectangular in shape with a faience glaze to the top and underside of the piece. The flat underside of the scarab features a recessed hieroglyphic inscription, unsure as to the meaning of this text, unfortunately. The scarab is nestled into the handmade 18 carat gold bezel setting with decorative rope design strip, running around the parameter of the setting.
The ancient Egyptians believed the scarab to be an important symbol of rebirth, transformation, resurrection and death. The scarab was widely used as a symbol of renewal and rebirth as the sun gold Khepri, the bringer of light, brought the sunrise over the horizon each day. Ancient Egyptians held the belief that scarabs were actually reincarnations of Khepri himself, with many depictions of the god with a scarab head, throughout Egyptian times. This stunning piece will look amazing worn on a gold chain to bring you good luck.