Carved light green limestone heart scarab with eight lines of hieroglyphs on the bottom, including the sun God Ra, a cartouche, birds and an ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life. 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. 18th Dynasty.