Global Art & Artifacts

amulet

Stone Scorpion Scarab.  Amulet.  Paperweight.  Figure.  Heliopolis.  Egypt.

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    This large amulet is not really a scarab, even though the scorpion is strongly associated with scarabs.  The reason is that scorpions are common on the belly side of scarab beetle figures.   Scorpions like this are associated with the Egyptian goddess of Serket.  She was… Continue reading

Bidayuh Amulet / Pendant, Borneo

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Detail:  The Bidayuh are indigenous peoples found in southern Sarawak, Borneo.  This amulet created from Sus Scrofa (wild boar tusk) and a carving in deer horn forms a trophy nearly 360 degrees in shape.  The carving is of a Naga or dragon head.  This pendant would… Continue reading
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