18th-20th Dynasty, 1543-1070 BC. 7/8” height, finely sculpted of gray stone. Realistic representation of a human heart which ancient Egyptians believed to be the residence of the soul or spirit. The sides with small wings. The top with a block platform and unpierced. Pierced amulets, as nearly all are, were used both in life and death. This amulet was made specifically for the mummification process and is the most significant amulet of the mummification process, in stone, the most desirable rendition, in perfect ancient preservation.