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Black basalt heart-scarab: with a human face at the front. The elytra are marked with a double suture, there are six humeral callosities present, and it has feathered legs. It is unpierced, and the base is inscribed with nine lines of hieroglyphs with 'Book of the Dead' spell 30 for a woman named Ast.
Height: 1.85 centimetres
Length: 6.79 centimetres
Width: 4.08 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt (1994): fig.44.
Art and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt (Japan 1999-2000): No 76
Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, California 2005, p.99;
J.H. Taylor and N.C. Strudwick, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from The British Museum, Santa Ana and London 2005, p. 99, pl. on p. 99.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
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 (Spell 30)
- Egypt and Sudan
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