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Seal in the form of a hedgehog

Scarab-shaped hedgehog seal with glyphs on bottom and carved animal features above. Bored horizontally for hanging.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W609. 1923: 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, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Beg., Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 0.9 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-92c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals