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Male Elk-horn Scarab (Dicronocephalus wallichi, Cetoniinae, Scarabaeidae) by itchydogimages
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Pu'er, Yunnan, China see comments for additional view….

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Four unique geometric insect pin designs celebrate some beautiful bugs in style! Originally part of my pattern “Insecta Geometrica,” all four insects are now ready to stand out on their own as bright and fashionable hard enamel pins. Wear one, a few, or all four to add colorful accents to an outfit or bag, or add them to your personal pin collection!

The complete collection of Insecta Geometrica pins features a green scarab beetle, a bumblebee, a green cicada, and a comet moth! Each will be approximately 30mm in vibrant gold-plated hard enamel. These will be individually packaged on backing cards featuring the signature purple diamonds of the original pattern accented with spot gloss for a subtle finishing touch.

Pledge for one, pick your favorites, or back all four! All this project needs is you to become real! Check out the campaign for more information on the pins. Please spread the word & thank you so much! 🐛

Egyptian Amulets and pendants (gold, faience and semi-precious stones)

Top left to right: carnelian leg and hand gold ‘Heh’ eternity sign dating from the Old Kingdom, ca. 2700-2200 BC, red jasper heart, Bes figures of faience, seated child of carnelian, faience ‘wadjet’ eye, dating from the New Kingdom ca. 1550-1080 BC, silver ‘ankh’, hematite headrest, obsidian scarab, double plume of glass, figures of Duamutef and Qebehsenuef and a ‘djed’ pillar, all of faience, dating from the Late Period ca. 664-332 BC. Now in the Ashmolean Museum.

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Scarab pectoral from the burial of Shoshenq II

The central motif is of a scarab beetle supporting the sun disc, It is flanked by two rearing cobras crowned with the “Hedjet” the white crown of Upper Egypt.

3rd Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 885 BC, gold, lapis lazuli, green and red faience. height: 7 cm, from Tanis. Now in the Egyptian Museum Cairo.