Ancient Egyptian brown limestone heart scarab from the Third Intermediate Period (1070-712 BC). Scarabs were once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. 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 they would be found "True of Voice" and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris.
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