AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN FLY PENDANT NECKLACE NEW KINGDOM, CIRCA 1550-1250 B.C. Composed of fifteen fly pendants with detailed wing cases strung between spherical carnelian and gold spacer beads, restrung with modern hook and loop closure.
The scarab beetle was often placed on a mummy's chest before burial. It represented transformation, regeneration, renewal, and resurrection. In most ancient stories of creation the scarab beetle was present.