Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the mummy. An Ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life, a cartouche with the sun God Ra holding an Ankh and the Sun God Ra on the top. Six lines of hieroglyphs and Egyptian symbols on the bottom including birds and an Ankh. 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.