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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.

Other Book of the Dead related items in the Egypt Centre

Other scarabs in the Egypt Centre