Ancient Egyptian jewel:The cobras of protection on each side wear the crown of Upper Egypt, the Lotus & Suns on the bottom edge represent immortality; Lapis Lazuli-the sky & stars;Turquoise-long life; Carnelian-protection. The Shen-immortality & protection; the Crook represents power. The Square is the Earth & the 3 bars are for the cycle of birth, death & rebirth.The scarab sits atop the mountain or afterlife.
Tutankhamun pectoral with solar and lunar elements. Cloisonné with carnelian, lapis lazuli, calcite, obsidian and coloured glass. At its centre is a chalcedony scarab, which has falcon legs and talons.