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Scarab or seal

An inscribed, white seal or scarab.

Provenance

From Semna, S553, Dynasty XII lower level. 1924: 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

Length x width x thickness: 1.9 x 1.35 x 0.65 cm (3/4 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.2049

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids