6th egyptian scarab

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  • 6th egyptian scarab

    1. 1. Ancient Egyptian Art and Artifacts The Scarab Beetle
    2. 2. Scarab Beetles To the Ancient Egyptian people, the scarab beetle represented good luck, hope and restoration of life. It was used in many different ways and is seen in various art and artifacts from the ancient world.
    3. 3. Scarab (or “dung”) beetle Ancient Egyptians observed the scarab beetle as it rolled its dung into balls and deposited the balls in their burrows. The female beetle would lay their eggs in the ball and, as the larvae hatched, they would emerge. To the ancient Egyptians, these beetle seemed to appear from nowhere. This “self creation” inspired the Egyptians to see the scarab beetle as a symbol of regeneration. The beetle came to represent the Egyptian god, Khepri.
    4. 4. KhepriThe Sun God • Khepri is a form of the sun god, Ra. • He is usually depicted as a human with a beetle on his head or as his head. • He rolled the sun across the sky, much like a dung beetle rolls a ball of dung. • His name comes from the Egyptian word, kheprer or "to become“.
    5. 5. Scarab beetle symbolism Ancient Egyptians included images of the scarab beetle in much of their art and tombs. The image held deep meaning: • Regeneration • Creation • Transformation • Renewal
    6. 6. Scarab Beetle in Egyptian Art  Scarabs were made into seals to stamp important documents.  Jewelry and Amulets: as symbols of good luck  Often made with precious gems and painted clay
    7. 7. Scarab Beetle in Egyptian Art  Scarabs came in many designs  Often winged like the god Khepri and holding a sun in the center.  Bright, vivid colors  Blue= the Nile River  Red= Ra/Khepri  Yellow= the desert and sun  Green= growth
    8. 8. Egyptian Scarab Repousse I can: • Create a SYMMETRICAL design using PATTERN and REPETITION. • Use symbols from different ancient Egyptian culture. • Use visual texture to create a pattern. • Create a relief sculpture using the repousse technique.

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