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Archeological Object

Heart scarab of Heqa-er-neheh

Heart scarab of Heqa-er-neheh
The base of the scarab is divided by incised lines into 11 horizontal lines, showing the chapter XXX B of the Book of the Dead. The hieroglyphics were engraved accurately in the first 10 lines, while in the last line the signs are smaller and engraved with less precision, probably due to the lack of space. The title and the name of the deceased are engraved in the tenth and eleventh lines: Heqa-er-neheh was the tutor to the son of Amenhotep II, or in other words, Tuthmosis IV. The yield of the details of the back is accurate and natural.
Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 112
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Purchased by Claudio Marguier in 1845
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Theban necropolis

  Definizione: Amulet
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject: Heart scarab of Heqaerneheh
Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: New Kingdom
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Basalt
  Width: 3,4
  Length: 5,2
  Varie: Basalt
  Bibliography: 1964, Botti G. “I cimeli egizi del Museo di Antichità di Parma” in Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere “La Colombara”, vol. IX, Firenze, pp. 83 – 84, (cat. 112), tav. (table) XX