Object 4: The Beetle From Space



The scarab beetle was considered sacred in Tutankhamun's time and appears often in Egyptian art. 


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Here, at the center of this pectoral, the beetle is carved from rare, Libyan desert glass. This hazy green glass is believed to have formed when a meteorite struck earth, making this space bug my fourth favorite object on the list. Plus it's pretty. 

Pectoral in gold, silver, semiprecious stones and glass