The scarab was a sacred symbol for the Ancient Egyptians. The particular species of beetle represented in numerous amulets and works of art was commonly the large sacred scarab (Scarabaeus sacer). The action of the scarab dung beetle rolling balls of dung along the ground and depositing them in its burrows was regarded as a representation of the sun and its course through the heavens, rolled by the scarab god Khepri. In many artifacts, the scarab is depicted pushing the sun along its course in the sky.
Babi was the baboon god. Since baboons exhibit many human characteristics, it was believed in early times, at least since the Predynastic Period, that they were deceased ancestors.Since baboons were considered to be the dead, Babi was viewed as an underworld deity devouring the souls of the unrighteous after they had been weighed against Ma'at.
Cold cast bronze resin, 3.75" high.