An Egyptian green serpentine heart scarab
New Kingdom - Third Intermediate Period, circa 1250-1000 B.C.
With ten rows of hieroglyphs on the underside, inscribed for, 'Nesnefertum', and containing the standard heart scarab formula from Chapter 30b of the Book of the Dead, the upper part finely carved anatomically as a scarab beetle, 2¼in. (5.6cm.) long