Finely carved heart scarab for the 'Lady of the House' Hes, also entitled as 'Singer of Amun-Re King of Gods'.
The base inscribed in nine lines of daintily incised hieroglyphs, with a version of spell 30B of the Book of the Dead. The spell asks for the support of the own heart in the judgement hall of the underworld, and is about preparation for the afterlife.
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Sandstone sunk relief showing a group of three saddle-billed storks striding to the right.
The hieroglyph is a monogram and listed as G30 with Gardiner. The multiple birds (b3w) are a plural meaning the inherent power of the ba. The sign can be translated as ‘souls of the deceased or of the gods’. A derived meaning is ‘impressiveness’, ‘power’ or ‘reputation’.
The text of the column starts with a partially damaged sign on top and is followed by a waterline (n) and the birds (b3w). The transcri ...click for details
Carved in sunk relief with blue royal cartouches and hieroglyphs.
On the right the second epithet of the new god Aton ending in a huge akhet-sign. The rising sun disk bears an uraeus. The small cross below giving the akhet (horizon) also the appearance of the ankh-sign meaning life.
On the left the partially preserved throne name of Akhenaten reading Neferkheperure Waenre. This cartouche is smaller and commonly topped by the formula nsw-bity, Lord of the Two Lands.
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The head showing a calm smile, the gently curved eyes recessed to bear inlays. The king is wearing a wig which is topped by the annular base of a crown. On the forehead a square cavity to insert the uraeus.
The head is made of carved stone which is eroded in places. The white layer covering the head was painted; small remains or red pigment can be appreciated on the lower lip.
This head is a kind of sculptor's model. For similar heads cf. London, Petrie Museum, UC14854 or Petersburg, Ermi ...click for details