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Funerary Scarab Bead - Glazed Steatite Funerary Scarab Bead From 664-332 BC Custom Museum Display


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This custom museum display showcases an Authentic Glazed Steatite Funerary Scarab Bead dating from 664-332 BC, part of the Late Period Dynasty. Symbolizing self-creation or rebirth, funerary scarabs are relatively small scarabs (typically 2 cm to 3 cm long) made from a wide variety of hardstones and faience and are distinguished from other scarabs by having naturalistic, carved "3D" bases, which often also include an integral suspension loop running widthways.

They formed part of the battery of amulet beadwork pattern and served to protect the mummy through their magical properties in the Late Period. When a person died and went to their final judgment, the gods of the underworld would ask many detailed and intricate questions which had to be answered precisely and ritually, according to "The Egyptian Book of the Dead."

Since many people of those days were illiterate, priests would read the questions and their appropriate answers to the beetle, which would then be killed, mummified, and placed in the ear of the deceased. When the gods then asked their questions, the ghostly scarab would whisper the correct answer into the ear of the supplicant, who could then answer the gods wisely and correctly.

It's Protected under plexiglass in a custom museum display to keep it looking pristine, ensuring protection of your investment while allowing you to fully appreciate this piece of collectible ancient history. The customized descriptive metallic plaque, in addition to the detailed finishing, add to the elegant and sophisticated, gallery-quality aesthetic.

Complete with a certificate of authenticity, this piece is an exciting investment that will only get better with age.

Product details:

— Scarab Bead dimensions: 7/8'L x 5/8'W
— Scarab Bead dimensions with display: 2.75"L x 2.75"W x 3.75"H
— Authentic and genuine Artifact
— Since every piece is real and unique, it may very slightly differ from pictures shown
— Protected in a Removable Custom Museum Quality Plexiglass display
— Customized Descriptive Metallic Plaque
— Collector-Inspired attention to detail
— Includes Certificate Of Authenticity


Shipping & Packaging info

Professional packaging for a safe delivery. Every element of the frame or display for your piece is hand-crafted with the highest quality materials, design and workmanship (plates, design, glass, matting, frame, assembly etc...) and we pay great attention to every presentation detail. Once your item is ready to be shipped you may rest assured that we go to great lengths to make sure that your package arrives safely, each item is wrapped with multiple layers of paper and or cardboard and bubble wrap, frames will have bubble wrap bumpers on every corner, displays will be attached to the base and will be wrapped with 1 inch thick bubble wrapping, ensuring the protection during shipping. 

Processing time:
2-4 weeks

Estimated delivery time:
Canada: 1-5 business days
United States: 1-9 business days
Asia: 6-12 business days
Europe: 5-10 business days
Australia: 7-14 business days