This winged scarab beetle amulet is made of electrum. The wings are not those of a beetle, but those of a bird, as is apparent by their shape and the indication of individual feathers. Winged scarabs, meant to guarantee the rebirth of the deceased, were very popular funerary amulets.

Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet
Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet

Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945-712 BC. From Tomb 314, Meidum. Now in the Penn Museum. 30-1-311

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