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Scarab

Faded blue faience scarab, edges broken.

Provenance

From Beg. West 697, March, 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, 712–593 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 1.1 x 0.6cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 1/4in.)

Accession Number

23-M-410a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids