Medium: Quartz, bronze
Dates:305 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
Dimensions: 1 15/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/8 in. (4.9 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm)
Accession Number: 37.1162E
Image: 37.1162E_NegB_SL4.jpg,unedited master file
Catalogue Description: Quartz amulet representing the “Heart of Osiris”. The piece is made of translucent green and tan quartz. The piece consists of a heart-shaped body with a male head wearing a lappet wig. The arms, modelled in relief, are crossed on the front of the body. The wig is striated. The eyes are long; the nose and mouth are broad. There is a hole in the top of the head in which there is a corroded piece of metal. An old photo of the piece shows that here was once preserved an entire bronze eyelet. Condition: Many cracks and small nicks; eyelet missing; otherwise good.