Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. At the bottom, eight lines of hieroglyphics including the Sun God Ra, cartouche, birds and an ankh. 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. 18th Dynasty.
3 ¾" x 2 ½"
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