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ARTEMIS GALLERY Egyptian Greenstone Heart Scarab

CAD 3,706.59 or Best Offer 2d, 14-Day Returns

Seller: artemisgallery (669) 100%, Location: Louisville, CO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381698871138 Egyptian Greenstone Heart Scarab Egypt, New Kingdom / Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1550 to 712 BCE. This is a large greenstone "heart" scarab with carved details of the head, wings, and legs. Heart scarabs are oval amulets that were used as personal protection, jewelry, and grave goods. In the Book of the Dead, they are prescribed to be made of stone, usually green stones, such as jasper, serpentine, and greenish basalt. A scarab like this one most likely would have been placed inside of a mummy's wrappings over its heart, which the ancient Egyptians believed to be the seat of the mind. After death, according to their beliefs, an individual's heart would be weighed against a feather by the jackal god Anubis before a panel of deities who waited at the gateway to the netherworld to judge the dead. If the heart was lighter than a feather, then the deceased could pass into the next life; if not, they would be devoured by a monster and cease to exist. Size: 1.8" L x 1.4" W x 1.85" H (4.6 cm x 3.6 cm x 4.7 cm). #112443 Condition: Intact with very little wear. Provenance: Ex-private New Jersey collection, acquired in 1980's. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

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