AN EGYPTIAN YELLOW STONE HEART SCARAB
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
In the form of the hieroglyph, ib, or heart, inscribed in nine lines of hieroglyphs on both sides with a version of Spell 30b from the so-called Book of the Dead, containing an exhortation to the heart that it not testify against the deceased on the day of judgment: "O heart of my mother...do not stand up against me as a witness...," also inscribed for the prophet of the goddess Sekhmet, named Behy
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high