2013/06/02

Sennedjem Pectoral

Pectoral of Sennedjem with Heart Scarab


Sennedjem Pectoral

This pylon-shaped, or gateway-shaped, pectoral rests on a solar bark, or boat. The pectoral has a heart scarab attached. Two goddesses, Isis and Nephthys, are depicted to the left and the right of the scarab.

On the underside of the scarab are 11 lines of inscriptions from Spell 30b of the Book of the Dead. Djed signs are to the right and left of the scarab. The upper part of the pectoral was pierced by three holes on each side so that strings could be attached. Then, the pectoral could be hung on the body.