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Amulet of Bess with scarab on head, glazed steatite, inscription on bottom of base: ANKH IN between two urari.

Provenance

From Beg. West 779,1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic, 743–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-495

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets