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Heart scarab of Queen Mernua

Dark green stone heart scarab, details of back incised, under side polished but uninscribed. Found under winged scarab on chest.


From Meroe, South Cemetery, S 85, tomb of Queen Mernua. March, 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, Napatan Period, reigns of Alamani to Aspelta, 623–568 B.C.


Meroe, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Dark green stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids