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.*