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Scarab

One fragment of a large scarab; center only; top and bottom missing; traces of blue glaze.

Provenance

From Semna, Debris between Cross Street and Street 201. 1928: 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,

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 1.7 x 0.3cm (1 x 11/16 x 1/8in.)

Accession Number

28.1310

Medium or Technique

Steatite (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids