Pushing The Sun Through the Sky
Found by Kindred Black

Pushing The Sun Through the Sky

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Description

Graceful 14k gold snake chain with a 14k gold scarab charm.

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Sizing + Details

This necklace is vintage.
Chain is 20" end to end.

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Pushing The Sun Through the Sky
Pushing The Sun Through the Sky
Pushing The Sun Through the Sky
Pushing The Sun Through the Sky
Pushing The Sun Through the Sky
Pushing The Sun Through the Sky

The Scarab

In Ancient Egypt, scarab amulets were used to protect the deceased in the afterlife. “Heart Scarabs” with inscriptions from the Book of the Dead were placed on the chest of the mummy and were supposed to prevent the heart from revealing any offenses against the gods during the final judgement. For the living, a scarab amulet provided the wearer with protection and confidence in the certain knowledge of reincarnation. This belief sprang from the Egyptians understanding of the ways of the scarab or dung-beetle – a large insect that after laying its eggs in a ball of dung, rolls the ball before it wherever it goes. When the young beetles hatch they appear, seemingly miraculously, from the dung. For the ancient Egyptians, this behavior came to represent the actions of the sun god Khepri who was thought to push the sun through the sky. The beetle’s life cycle then came to symbolize spontaneous creation, rebirth, and resurrection – like the soul rising from the dead.