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During my trip in Egypt I came across many symbolical depictions of animals that represent a deity. Such as the Scarab, in the most enchanting and fascinating representations. The symbology really touches me - we are, after all, talking about an Egyptian civilisation from over 3,000 years ago. The scarab was a holy creature and associated with the Chepri, god of the sunrise, who created a new sun at the start of every day. The scarab symbolises this process, pushing balls of dung in which it laid its eggs for a period of incubation - creation, the start of something new. The scarab has been used in jewellery, amulets and artefacts in tombs and temples of the Faraos and queens.

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Hand made paper, inks, acrylics, copper powder, oxidising fluids, gold paint

Scarab (2013)


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Margo Ellen


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