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Scarab

One white scarab, traces of yellow glaze.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid W27 from washed debris on floor room A. 1922: 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, 90–10 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6 x 0.8 x 1cm (3/16 x 5/16 x 3/8in.)

Accession Number

22-2-460r

Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids