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Collar with ancient Egyptian faience winged scarab (ca. 700 b.c.e.) and mummy beads - also rare ancient glass beads from the Bamyan Valley.  Modern beads of turquoise and 22k gold. Tapestry patterns depict serekh and falcon, predynastic symbols of early pharaohs .



The Egyptian winged scarab represented rebirth and renewal, and it was believed that the sun was pushed across the sky every day by giant scarab, the god Khepri.*