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Scarab

One scarab bead,sheet metal,pierced lengthwise, hollow

Provenance

From Meroe, W 223 January, 1923: 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, 185–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.9 x 1.1 cm (3/8 x 7/16 in.),tk0.25cm

Accession Number

23-1-36

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads