Heart scarab of Amennakht

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.2243

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Large scarab in dark blue faience with details in light blue faience. The back is naturalistically modeled with notched clypeus, and incised head, plate and legs. The thorax is decorated with spots. On the left wing, a djed pillar; on the right, the tyet knot. The front is inscribed with Book of the Dead spell 30B, for the Osiris, the servant, Amennakht.

Provenance

By 1930: Horace L. Mayer collection; lent to the MFA May 7, 1930; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 17, 1964.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer