HEART SCARAB - Egyptian

HEART SCARAB - Egyptian

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Product Number:47490

Size:

5 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Date:

1570-1342 BC
Very large carved light green limestone heart scarab with open fretwork, two Eyes of Horus, the Egyptian symbol of protection on the top. Winged scarabs on the sides and a portrait of Mut, the vulture goddess of the sky and nurturing force behind all things, on the bottom. 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. Extremely large and beautiful. 18th Dynasty.

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