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Carter No.: 261j

Handlist description: Scarab pectoral

Card/Transcription No.: 261j-4

(Nos. 261, J. M. and N.)

Three Pectorals bearing scarabs with funerary spells engraved upon their bases, that have relation to the heart and limbs of the deceased. Two are under the protectorship of the sister goddesses, Isis and Nephthys, one of which is surmounted by the sun's disc - 'Horus of Edfu' - with multicoloured wings, hovering triumphant over all enemies.

Card no. 261j-4 relating to Carter no. 261j
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