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Scarab

One green glass scarab amulet, patinated, dull black, bored crosswise, chipped in two places, bottom blank.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 125 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, Meroitic Period, reign of unknown ruler, A.D. 30–175

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 1.6cm (1/2 x 5/8in.)

Accession Number

22-2-484b

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids