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  • Scarab. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum ©Ministerio de Cultura

    Scarab. Granada Archaeology and Ethnography Museum ©Ministerio de Cultura



Rites, worship and beliefs


350-300 BC

Cultural background


Original title


The scarab was used as a charm in Egypt, because it represents the dung beetle, which Egyptians considered to be the manifestation of god the creator and generator of the universe.

This item was found in the Puente de Noy necropolis, in Almuñécar (Granada). This pseudo-Egyptian scarab, which was probably made in the West, was part of the adornments of the person buried in the tomb.

The back represents the beetle, which was identified with the god Khepry, the dawn. The front represents Horus Harpocrates looking to the right. He is sitting on a lotus flower and is touched by the Atef crown. In his right hand he is holding a whip and with his left index finger he is asking for silence. On one side there is an upright cobra looking to the left, and on the other side, an upright snake is facing the god.

Details of the work

Puente de Noy necropolis (Almuñécar)



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