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Archeological Object

Heart scarab of Tawej

Heart scarab of Tawej

Of this magnificent scarab bill shows clearly identified on the back all the anatomical parts of the beetle: the clypeus dentate, used by the leg bones together dall'insetto toothed here are folded along the sides, to dig the ground, the prototorace and elytra hard to protect the lower wings used for flight. Under the clypeus seen the eleventh line of text, the continuation of the text that is on the other side of the object, just in this line is the name of the deceased
The beetle has two cross holes that cross functional to its hype. On the flat face 10 lines is the XXX chapter of the Book of the Dead, which shows you the translation of Botti:
"O my mother's heart! O my heart, from my mother! O heart of my existence, not levarti against me, as a witness, you oppose me, before the lord of the balance for my body to my mouth. It will be fine with it, health for my limbs. Shall we go to the place of happiness to which we go. Are not adverse to this, the leaders who set the men in their conditions. It will be good [for us]. Oh, the beauty of joy to the heart of he who weighs the words of men! You do not speak against [me], beside the great God, about me. Are you for the ka of the ordinary priest, the first room of God, in mystery, Tawej, justified. "

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 113
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: The Theban necropolis
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Purchased by Claudio Marguier

  Definizione: Amulet
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Heart scarab of Tawej

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: New Kingdom
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: granite
  Height: 4,4
  Length: 6
  Varie: Granite

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. 84 – 85, (cat. 113),  tav. XX