Heart scarab

New Kingdom


Legacy dimension: L: 6.0 cm, W: 4.2 cm, H: 2.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

Black steatite. On the back of the scarab, in the middle of the prothorax, a moon disc on a crescent is depicted, flanked by two wedjat eyes. The left elythron shows Osiris; the right elythron shows the falcon-headed god Re, who wears a uraeus sun disk on his head. On his knees is an ankh symbol. Both gods are seated on a mat. On the base, Osiris facing left, is standing between the goddess Maat on the left and the falcon-headed god Re on the right. Both gods are seated on a djed pillar.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell