Green stone scarab. Made for a man named Padiamun, inscribed with the opening words of spell 30B ‘Book Of The Dead’ “Oh my heart which I had from my mother! Oh my heart of my different life-stages! Do not stand up [as a false witness against me]”. Heart scarabs were placed on mummies to prevent the heart speaking out against the owner when s/he was judged.
Originally part of a collection purchased by Wellcome in 1930.