carved elongated wooden mask with painted details. At the top, the image of two stylized snakes curled around. Face in blue. Incised scarification mark on the check. Darken aged patina.
21” x 5”
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Ancient Egyptian artifacts scarab
Large light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found ”True of Voice” and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. At the bottom, twelve lines of hieroglyphics, with a cartouche and other Egyptian symbols on the top. Unusually large and beautiful. 18th Dynasty.
Made from Bronze, a horse head forms the hilt, an incised linear design to the neck area, loops to the top and bottom of the head for easy hanging, the broad, wide blade with incised geometric characters. Comes mounted on a base.