SCARAB - Egyptian

SCARAB - Egyptian

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Product Number:53605

Size:

3 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Date:

1070-712 BC
Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the mummy. Two cobras, three baboons, one jackal-headed Anubis and a cartouche on top. Egyptian symbols including six rows of hieroglyphs at 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. Third Intermediate Period.

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