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Beads, scarab

a) small ivory scarab decayed incised lines upper side. b) 2 ivory ball beads, decayed. c) 1 green glass paste bead double cone.


From Meroe, Tomb Beg. W159a: 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 Period,


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ivory, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids