Scarab Raku Oil Bottle
This attractive glazed clay oil bottle is crafted into the image of the Sacred Scarab. Designed with the traditional Japanese art of Raku, each is a wonderful vessel for your oils and perfumes.
Each Scarab bottle features a soft tone glaze that is imbued during the art of Raku, the Japanese craft of hand molding clay. With this personalized quality and the mystical symbols sculpted into its surface, it is a wonderful vessel for your oils and perfumes. Crafted after an old fashioned style jug, the "handles" on each side allow you to add a cord to wear close to your heart.
This bottle measures approximately 1 3/4 inches and includes a cork. Photo is enlarged to show detail. Each hand crafted bottle's glaze will vary slightly from the photo.
Please Note: Purchase is for the Bottle Only - no chain or cord included.
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. The scarab beetle became an ancient Egyptian symbol for rebirth, and each day the sun disappeared, always to rise again and be reborn the following day.