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Scarabs and seals

One amazonite scarab, peirced.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (Queen Malaqaye), Room A. 1918: 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, reign of Tanwetamani (?), 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1cm (3/8in.)

Accession Number

18-2-280a

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids