Details on the surface of the scarab are marked with incised lines. The head, legs and wing cases are rendered with small notches. The back is separated from the base with a clear incised line. The oval base shows a deeply incised figure of a winged Canaanite deity standing on an animal. It is pierced longitudinally. The Canaanites were a group of people, who inhabited the eastern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea in the 2nd and 1st millennium BC. They professed polytheism (belief in multiple deities). In ancient Egypt, the scarab (beetle) was identified with the god Khepri; it became a symbol of the movement of the sun in the sky and a symbol of rebirth. Due to its power, the scarab was the main element of tomb furnishings in Egypt, and since the Middle Kingdom (turn of the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC) it was used as a royal seal. Scarabs as amulets became extremely popular. They can be found, as an element of trade, in all countries with which Egypt maintained relations, especially in the Mediterranean basin.