Ancient Egyptian artifacts scarab
Large beige 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. With open fretwork. Ankh, the symbol of life, and an animal on the top, hieroglyphics on the bottom. Traces of green. 18th Dynasty.
Syrian Stamp Seals
Black stone stamp seal in the shape of a beetle: Various symbols on the back, including a turtle-like animal.
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