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Scarab

Large scarab, white incised decoration under surface, much worn.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid W162, thieves' debris on floor. February, 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 110 B.C.–A.D. 40

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 x 1.9 x 1cm (1 x 3/4 x 3/8in.)

Accession Number

22-12-17

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids