A winged Scarab is a powerful image from Egyptian mythology it can be found in tomb paintings, manuscripts, hieroglyphic inscriptions on buildings and carvings. In addition scarab were made into jewelry for the living and deceased.
Ancient Egypt also looks good for blackwork and dotwork. Philip Yarnell representated the weighing of the heart and god Anubis. The afterlife was a strong point of Egyptian culture, surprisingly similar with Christian culture.