The ancient Egyptians attached great religious significance to the combination of lapis and gold and to the humble scarab beetle, a symbol of resurrection and eternal life. Regalia made of gold and lapis was believed to place the wearer under the protection of the sun and heaven. Gold was regarded as a divine metal relating to the ancient Egyptian sun god, Re.
Materials: Pewter with gold finish. Height 1 3/4", Width 1/2"
Museum Reproductions has been creating jewelry for the museum gift store industry since 1969. Our designs are influenced by jewelry and artwork found in museums around the world. We enjoy working hand in hand with museums, curators and other creators to make new pieces regularly. All our pieces ship with information about the inspiration behind the piece. Discoveries Egyptian Imports has been importing handicrafts and fine jewelry from Egypt for over 40 years. We have a network of vendors and artisans in addition to our own facility there. Our employees are as close to us as family and we cherish the relationships. We work hard to bring the best quality Egyptian made items - both handicrafts and our personalized jewelry.