Scarab Collar Necklace
Price (non-member): $145.00
Price (member): $130.50
Beetle-Mania. The most sacred amulet in ancient Egypt was the scarab, a beetle-shaped talisman believed to protect the wearer from evil. Though this dramatic necklace authentically recreates the style of an ancient Egyptian adornment, we can’t say whether the gold-plated beetle centering our exclusive Scarab Collar Necklace actually possesses any special powers. Lobster clasp. Handmade in the USA. Natural variations will occur. Stones in the necklace include black onyx, red adventurine and gold-plated beads. 17"l.
Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt—a continuing exhibit at our National Museum of Natural History—sheds light on how ancient Egyptians lived, died and aspired to eternal life. The apparel, jewelry and gifts on these pages have been specially selected for their authentic representation of Egyptian history and their relationship to objects in our museum’s collections.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.