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Scarab

Scarab, base inscribed with 2 ankh and 2 uraeii.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid W541 burial. 1923: 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, 743–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 1.1 x 1.6cm (1/4 x 7/16 x 5/8in.)

Accession Number

23-3-857

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids