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Amulet of a winged scarab

Blue glazed faience openwork. Four-winged scarab with rosette between hind legs. Two suspension rings at top. Reverse plain.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

24.637

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids