Bronze crown, openwork head covering with elongated male and female figures laying on their backs between geometric designed bands, a seated long bearded figure to the top with his hand on his beard. Traces of green patina.
7 ¾" x 7 ½"
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Authentic Ancient Egyptian artifacts scarab with cartouche symbol
Authentic ancient Egyptian scarab. Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. 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. Cartouche symbol on the top, five lines of Egyptian symbols and hieroglyphics on the bottom. Unusually large and beautiful. 18th Dynasty.
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