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Scarabs & seals

One hundred ninety-one scarabs (as on plates 34 to 35).

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 846). 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, 698–623 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

23-M-716

Medium or Technique

Pale amethyst, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids