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Heart Scarab bearing a standard spell requesting the heart not to testify against its owner during the weighing of the heart ceremony

Heart Scarab bearing a standard spell requesting the heart not to testify against its owner during the weighing of the heart ceremony

Heart Scarab bearing a standard spell requesting the heart not to testify against its owner during the weighing of the heart ceremony

Green phyliite, gold paint

6.6 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm

Harry Stern Collection, bequest of Kurt Stern, London

Accession number:

76.018.0307

Archaeology/Egyptian Archaeology

The scarab's back is decorated with painted gold stripes. The base is inscribed with spell 30B of the Book of the Dead.

From the Israel Museum publications:

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

Exhibitions:

The Scarab: A Reflection of Ancient Egypt, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 27/06/1989 - 28/11/1989