Artist Egyptian
  • Heart Scarab
Date 6th century BCE
Medium Stone, carved
Dimensions Overall: 2 × 1 3/8 × 1 inches (5.1 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Ruth C. Loomis
Accession Number 73.81
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, on the bottom of base with Chapter 30b of the Book of the Dead, the "Heart Scarab Text": He says: Heart of my mother, heart of my mother, my breast of my being, rise not against me as witness oppose me not in the council. Weigh not heavy against me before the keeper of the balance. Thou art my spirit that is in my body, Khnum who preserves. [The line for the owner's name has not been filled in.]
Ruth C. Loomis;
1973-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)