Carved variegated brown jade of a seated roaring lion carrying an ornament on its back incised with calligraphy and a linear design.
3" x 2"
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Carved brown limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. On the top one line of hieroglyphics and Egyptian symbols and hieroglyphics and five lines of hieroglyphics and Egyptian symbols on the bottom includes Ankh, birds, standing Horus. 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.
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