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Scarab Trinket Box

In ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Ra is seen to roll across the sky each day, transforming bodies and souls. Beetles of the family Scarabaeidae (dung beetle) roll dung into a ball as food and as a brood chamber in which to lay eggs; this way, the larvae hatch and are immediately surrounded by food. For these reasons the scarab was seen as a symbol of this heavenly cycle and of the idea of rebirth or regeneration.

 

Dimensions:

Height: 7cm / 2.6 inches

Width: 10cm / 4 inches

Length: 14.5cm / 6.75 inches

 

Interior Length: 11.5cm / 4.5 inches

Interior Width: 6.8cm / 2.8 inches