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Scarab

Small scarab (broken) very roughly cut bored transversely for stringing. Note ? slightly no seal or inscription

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 125B, 1922: 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, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

1.1 x .85 cm (7/16 x 5/16 in.) Tk. .45

Accession Number

22-2-507

Medium or Technique

Ivory (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids