Object 4: The Beetle From Space
The scarab beetle was considered sacred in Tutankhamun's time and appears often in Egyptian art.
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|