Rare Antique Ancient Egyptian Amber Precious God Cat, Scarab protection 2480 BC
Amber is fossilized tree resin that has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty to the present as a gemstone, Amber is used in jewelry. It has also been used as a healing agent in folk medicine. Amber, the fossilised resin of trees, was used throughout the ancient world for jewellery and Statues for Gods. Due to its organic nature, amber is absolutely unique amongst all precious and semi-precious stones, while the Baltic succinate has always been a highly sought-after and popular product that even in ancient times promoted the lands of our ancestors. Due to its warm shades and shiny surface, it is called the Gold or the Sun Stone, and has been used for jewellery production and valued for its healing properties since antiquity. Already mysterious because nobody was quite sure where it actually came from, many ancient peoples regarded amber as a somewhat mystical material capable of protecting the wearer in some way. The use of amulets for just such a purpose was especially common in ancient Egypt and Greece, so to make the object (which could be almost anything from miniature representations of gods to body parts) doubly powerful, amber was a good choice.
Not only a prevention against misfortune, amber, it was thought, also had healing powers. Ancient Egyptian cemeteries, for example, and, often have child burials containing amber beads which were likely placed there to function as amulets. Amber is an organic gemstone, forming from the hardened resin of ancient pine trees.
The hardening process of Amber is known as polymerization, which fossilizes the resin over many centuries and makes it hard and sturdy. Amber is formed from viscous, sticky resin, and therefore commonly contains inclusions that got stuck in the Amber and remained there when it hardened. These inclusions are usually of insects or plants, with the most well-known being mosquitoes. Amber with well-preserved organisms frozen internally are highly prized. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques".
The seller is "ancientegyptianantique" and is located in this country: EG. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Origin: Egypt
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Style: Antique
- Material: Amber precious stone
- Maker: Ancient Egyptian
- Age: 2480 BC