Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Heart scarab in a gold frame bearing the standard heart-scarab spell
Egypt
15th century BCE
Green jade
8.0 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm
Harry Stern Collection, bequest of Kurt Stern, London
Accession number: 76.18.293
 
 
The scarab is enclosed in a gold frame with a gold link on top, and a gold wire for suspending. 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