I'll make it short. I knew about the scarab beetle pushing the sun, I knew the image of the scarab with the open wings, but I didn't know about Khepri.
Khepri is the Egyptian god associated with the scarab beetle. He was believed to push the sun across the sky and he was the one to bring up the sun again after the night was over.
Like I said, I made it short, very short.
Well, someone mentioned Khepri to me after seeing one of my pendants with a wire knit web all around the stone and inspired me to try this version.
Of course it is very stylized and you don't see the inspiration behind it without being told, but it's only the first one. I might get myself a scarab focal for the next one.
This pendant can be found in my DaWanda shop now.
Steiff in Bloom at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
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