Antique Tiffany Favrile art glass scarab set in 14k gold. Favrile is a type of iridescent glass developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the late 1800's. Tiffany began producing these art glass scarabs as pieces of jewelry in the early 20th century and the diminutive beetles are now rare collectibles.
Sizing + Info
Favrile scarab is an antique piece and gold is new.
Piece is approximately 1" x 0.5".
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Scarab amulets were commonly 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.