Represented with the head and legs of a man the scarab was an emblem of Ptah.
The scarab it must be remembered was in the Egyptian thought, an androgyne.
As he spoke he pulled at the setting of the scarab—and, to his amazement, the ring came off whole.
Some figures have the scarab over the head, sometimes in place of the head.
Hence the scarab was an emblem of the resurrection and immortality.
Also the scarab men and flies were especially bad just there.
Though I saw she was still cumbered with my scarab ring, we never referred to our meeting in Oxford.
One scarab ring, bluish-green Egyptian turquoise, set in silver.
The Egyptian scarab, on its rounded side, had been naturalistically carved in relief in beetle form.
It was a silver ring, holding a bluish-green Egyptian scarab.
"black dung beetle," held sacred by the ancient Egyptians, 1570s, from Middle French scarabeé, from Latin scarabaeus, name of a type of beetle, from Greek karabos "beetle, crayfish," a foreign word, according to Klein probably Macedonian (the suffix -bos is non-Greek). Related: Scarabaean. In ancient use, also a gem cut in a shape like a scarab beetle and with an inscription on the underside.