Carved brown limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. Egyptian symbols on the bottom. 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. Third Intermediate Period.
1070 - 712 BC
2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
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Carved light green limestone plaque with an Eye of Horus at the top, the ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, 2 baboons on each side, and in the center, a falcon-headed Horus wearing a sun disc, the Egyptian sky God. Loop at the top. Third Intermediate Period.
Ancient Egyptian scarab 18th Dynasty
Carved beige limestone scarab, the ancient Egyptian symbol of resurrection, the bottom with Egyptian symbols. Drill hole for wearing. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Bamum Kingdom Dolls
Carved wooden elongated stylized doll, narrow head, massive arms and legs, red bead eyes, the body covered with rows of green, red, and yellow beads. Covered with packets and beaded shells and a raffia loincloth. Held by young women of Cameroon to ensure their fertility.
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