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Scarab

Scarab which is inscribed with a scarab on the base

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid W548 debris. 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 0.8cm (1/4 x 5/16in.)

Accession Number

23-3-280

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids