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Authentic Limestone Heart Scarab 1292 - 1189 Bc Museum Display

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This custom museum display showcases an absolute masterpiece, an Authentic Light Green Limestone Heart Scarab dating from 1292-1189 BC, part of the 19th Dynasty. The Heart scarab is a memorializing artifact, or a grave good. The heart scarab was used by referring to Chapter 30 from the Book of the Dead, and the weighing of the heart, being balanced by Goddess Maat, of Justice, Truth, & Order.

As in many current religions, the individual had to show 'worthiness' to achieve the Afterlife. Symbolizing self-creation or rebirth, large examples with symbolic hieroglyphic 'spells', were often placed on the chest of the mummified deceased or wrapped inside the bandages over that part of the body. When a person died and went to their final judgment, the gods of the underworld would ask many detailed and intricate questions which had to be answered precisely and ritually.

Since many people of those days were illiterate, even placing a copy of this scroll in their coffin would not be enough to protect them from being sent to Hell for giving a wrong answer. As a result, the priests would read the questions and their appropriate answers to the beetle, which would then be killed, mummified, and placed in the ear of the deceased. When the gods then asked their questions, the ghostly scarab would whisper the correct answer into the ear of the supplicant, who could then answer the gods wisely and correctly.

Unique and one-of-a-kind, you'll receive the exact piece shown in the photos. It's protected under plexiglass in a custom display to keep it looking pristine, ensuring protection of your investment while allowing you to fully appreciate this piece of collectible ancient history. The customized descriptive metallic plaque, in addition to the detailed finishing, add to the elegant, gallery quality look.

Complete with a certificate of authenticity, this crown jewel of any collection is an investment that will only get better with age.

Product details:

— Scarab Dimensions: 3 5/8"L x 2 1/4"W x 7/8"H
— Scarab Dimensions with Display: 4"L x 3"W x 4.5"H
— Authentic and genuine Artifact
— Since every piece is real and unique, it may very slightly differ from pictures shown
— Protected in a Removable Custom Museum Quality Plexiglass display
— Customized Descriptive Metallic Plaque
— Collector-Inspired attention to detail
— Includes Certificate Of Authenticity


Shipping & Packaging info

Professional packaging for a safe delivery. Every element of the frame or display for your piece is hand-crafted with the highest quality materials, design and workmanship (plates, design, glass, matting, frame, assembly etc...) and we pay great attention to every presentation detail. Once your item is ready to be shipped you may rest assured that we go to great lengths to make sure that your package arrives safely, each item is wrapped with multiple layers of paper and or cardboard and bubble wrap, frames will have bubble wrap bumpers on every corner, displays will be attached to the base and will be wrapped with 1 inch thick bubble wrapping, ensuring the protection during shipping. 

Processing time:
2-4 weeks

Estimated delivery time:
Canada: 1-5 business days
United States: 1-9 business days
Asia: 6-12 business days
Europe: 5-10 business days
Australia: 7-14 business days