Our collection of ancient Egyptian scarabs vary greatly in size and materials. Find wide variety of scarabs, ranging from small wearable amulets made with gem stones such as lapis lazuli and turquoise, to larger "heart scarabs" (funerary scarabs) carefully carved out of limestone.
Scarabs were also made with faience (glazed ceramic) and carnelian. Scarabs were made out of the likeliness of scarabaeid beetles. These beetles were, in early times, regarded as a form of the sun god, Atum. According to Egyptian mythology, they represented the idea of resurrection and a symbol of self-creation. It was coming practice at the time to place large heart scarabs on the throat, chest, or heart of the dead (or mummy). This provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found “True of Voice” and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris.