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Amulet of a scarab

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Scarab; Haematite; details incised; pierced sideways on under side. One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.

Provenance

From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua. / Exp. Ph. A 3164 6/5. [Excav. date] March, 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, Napatan Period, about 623–568 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Dimensions

Other: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1453

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids