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Amulet of a winged scarab

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This blue glazed faience plaque ornament shows a four winged scarab with rosettes between its front and hind legs. There is a suspension ring at the top. The reverse side is plain.

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. (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

el-Kurru, Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.3 x 4.1 cm (2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.664

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets