This is a blue-green heart amulet with birds painted on each side.
It is from Abydos, Grave D35. The ancient Egyptians specified that the heart amulet, ib, should be made of red carnelian. It was often made of other stones or faience: the green of faience linked with green as the colour of new vegetation and thus of rebirth. One side of this amulet has a vulture with outspread wings (the protection of Isis), the other has a benu bird, the heron or akhet, the soul of Re. The benu, being linked with the sun god and therefore with rebirth, and with the creation of the world, gave the promise of rebirth for the dead. This is a blue-green heart amulet with birds painted on each side. It is made from faience. It is over 3,300 years old, dating to the 18th, 19th or 20th Dynasty (1550 – 1295 BCE) in the New Kingdom.