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Scarab

Scarab. Inscribed base.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 861). 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, Napatan Period, 743–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.6cm (9/16 x 5/16 x 1/4in.)

Accession Number

23-3-718

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids