Scarab sculpture made of bronze & enamel.
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In ancient Egypt, the god Ra is seen as the star Sirius, when the star came to the Horizon in the south 15 thousand years ago. Beetles of the family Scarabaeidae (dung beetle) roll dung into a ball. Because of its symbolically similar action, the scarab was seen as a reflection the precession cycle of the star Sirus, and as representing the idea of rebirth or regeneration on its swing in the south as it was viewed (Wikipedia)
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