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Heart scarab of Padiamennesuttawy

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Hard, polished, brown stone heart scarab with finely modeled details on back and Book of the Dead spell 30b inscribed on the base. The scribe has omitted register lines and compressed as much of the text as possible on the top half of the scarab, while the text on the bottom half is more...

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By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; November, 1979: given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.


Width x length: 3.3 x 4.3 cm (1 5/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Brown stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids