Carved hematite hippopotamus, the mouth opened in a roar. Ptolemaic
305 - 30 BC
2 1/4" x 1"
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Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the mummy. A winged scarab and cartouche on the top, seven lines of hieroglyphs on the bottom. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarab 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. 18th Dynasty.