A symbol of resurrection and transformation, the ancient Egyptians believed the scarab helped move the sun along its path every day. Papyrus was an integral feature of the ancient Nilotic landscape, essential to the ancient Egyptians in both the practical and symbolic realms. Representing life and growth, papyrus shaped amulets were worn for protection and health. Brass with natural verdigris patina and hand-painted pigment. Sterling silver posts. Nickel and lead free.