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Amulet of a scarab

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Blue-glazed faience. Four-winged scarab with rosettes between front and hind legs, enclosed in rectangle. Reverse plain. Two suspension rings at top. Broken and mended.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.2 x 4 cm (2 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.711

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids