Category: Ancient Egyptian artifacts scarab 50% Off
Large brown 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, eight lines of hieroglyphics and Egyptian symbols including Eye of Horus. Unusually large and beautiful. Third Intermediate.
1070 - 712 BC
3 3/4" x 2 1/2"
Egyptian antiquities are gauranteed to be authentic and from the period stated. All of our artifacts come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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