AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE HEART SCARAB
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
Details of the beetle's main parts clearly defined, pierced through the prothorax for suspension, the wing case notched with triangular depressions, its bottom inscribed with ten lines of hieroglyphs for its owner, Amenophis, containing the heart scarab spell from the Book of the Dead
2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm) long