Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the mummy. A beetle and three cartouches, one with the Sun God Ra holding an Ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life and another with a beetle on the top. Seven lines of hieroglyphs including cartouches, birds and a beetle 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. Unusually large and beautiful.18th Dynasty.