Scarab with a Representation of Heh

New Kingdom or later

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

The figure of a kneeling man who is raising both hands depicts god of infinity, Heh. On seal-amulets, the representation of the god Heh is interpreted as expressing a wish for a million years of life because, in hieroglyphs, he also stands for the number one million.

Scarab with a Representation of Heh, Faience

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