- Museum number
Japser heart-amulet of Nakhtamun: this amulet is strongly convex on both faces, and incised front and back with hieroglyphs from Chapter 30B of the 'Book of the Dead' on behalf of the Royal Scribe and Scribe of the Divine Offerings of all the Gods, Nakhtamun. Typically, the heart is depicted in a stylized fashion, which resembles a pot with handles, and a sharply defined rim rather than the organ in question. The ribbed tube at the top is pierced for suspension. The hieroglyphs on one side are inlaid with white paint.
- Production date
- 1350BC-1250BC (circa)
Height: 1.72 centimetres
Length: 5.28 centimetres
Width: 3.55 centimetres
- Curator's comments
'Egyptian Treasures' [exhibition catalogue] (Shanghai, 1999), 130-131 No 37;
C. Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London 1994), fig.61.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2002, St Albans, Life and Death
2010 4th Nov-2011 6th March, Round Reading Room BM, Book of the Dead
19th Nov 2011- 11 Mar 2012. Richmond , VA, Virginia museum of Fine Art. Mummy. The inside story.
Mar - Oct 2012. Brisbane, Queensland Museum South Bank. Mummy: The Inside Story
2012/3, Nov-Apr, Mumbai, CSMVS, Mummy: The Inside Story
2013, Apr-Nov, Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story
- Associated titles
Inscription from: Book of the Dead (Chapter 30B)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number