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September 08 2012

01:29
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Carved light green limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. At the bottom, a cartouche, with incised lines on the top. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found “True of Voice” and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. 26th Dynasty.
Size: 3” x 2”
Date: 663-525 BCE

(via Scarabs)

Reposted byAncientEgyptian AncientEgyptian

June 10 2012

00:58
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This exquisite statuette depicts Ptah standing on a platform shaped as the hieroglyph for Maat. His body is enveloped by a tightly fitting robe leaving exposed only his hands with bracelets on wrists holding a was-scepter; he wears a skull-cap, a broad collar and a pleated artificial beard. The eyelids, brows, collar, bracelets, beard and its strings and the eye and the ear of the finial of the scepter are inlayed with gold. The right, back and left sides of the platform bear a line of hieroglyphs.

Present location STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM [10/002] ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Dating 26TH DYNASTY
Material BRONZE; GOLD
Technique CASTING BY WAXWORK; INLAID
Height 19 cm

(via The Global Egyptian Museum | Statuette of Ptah)

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