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Scarab

Scarab, glaze worn away, yellow in depressions, 16 round incised holes in bottom.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. South, Pyramid 119, floor middle N side. 1921: 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, reign of unknown ruler, 698–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 2.8cm (13/16 x 1 1/8in.)

Accession Number

21.12126

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids