Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Heart scarab in the shape of the hieroglyph “heart” with a scarab in relief on one side and the standard heart-scarab spell on the other
Egypt
15th–14th century BCE
Black Phyllite
6.7 x 4.6 x 2.2 cm
Harry Stern Collection, bequest of Kurt Stern, London
Accession number: 76.18.273
 
 
The back is decorated with a scarab in relief. 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