From above, a classic Egyptian scarab; from below, a real scarab.

The scarab is in a typical defensive posture, legs folded. As a result, it presents a strikingly different aspect when turned over.

This model is scaled to fit well in the hand, and because of the folded posture, is robust enough to travel well in a pocket. Mine goes with me everywhere. Warning: the claws are as sharp as they look.

Dimensions

IN: 1.657 w x 1.153 d x 2.857 h
CM: 4.208 w x 2.928 d x 7.256 h

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I am so grateful for your kind words. If you feel so inclined, do post a photo -- you've got a one-of-a-kind piece on your piano.
October 5, 2010, 8:49 pm
Absolutely gorgeous -- I got the glossy gold plate, and it's just wonderful! It's sitting on top of my piano right now, and I love it. :-)
October 5, 2010, 8:37 pm
That is a great idea 8-Perf. I hope you do it dadrummond! In plastic, it would be quite affordable as a mouse cover and you wouldn't have to have geometry below.
December 21, 2009, 3:42 am
What a cool idea! The shell really does look like a mouse, doesn't it?
November 30, 2009, 5:26 am
Should paint it up life like and make it a computer mouse cover. :)
November 30, 2009, 2:32 am
 
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