Carved brown limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. Eight lines of hieroglyphics to the bottom, including the Sun God Ra, birds, Ankhs, and a horned mammal. 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. Unusually large and beautiful. Third Intermediate Period.
1070 - 712 BC
3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
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