Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Heart Scarab bearing a standard spell requesting the heart not to testify against its owner during the weighing of the heart ceremony
Egypt
15th century BCE
Green phyliite, gold paint
6.6 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
Harry Stern Collection, bequest of Kurt Stern, London
Accession number: 76.18.307
 
 
The scarab's back is decorated with painted gold stripes. The base is inscribed with spell 30B of the Book of the Dead.

Publications:
Ben-Tor, Daphna, The Scarab, A Reflection of Ancient Egypt, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1989

Exhibition:
The Scarab: A Reflection of Ancient Egypt, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Spertus Hall, 1989

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir