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Scarab

Faded glaze. Set in silver band. Inscribed Kha-Kheper-(Ra?). (Sesostris II) and other signs. Band corroded.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, W671. March 6, 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,

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

23.860

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids