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Fragment of electrum wire (detached from object now);amazonite scarab, back incised, underside undecorated. One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. This was found on her hands.


Findspot Information: From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua (Found on hands of mummy) [Excav. date] March, 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 623–568 B.C.


Meroe, Sudan


Legacy dimension: length of scarab .01 m; length of wire ring approximately .02 m

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Medium or Technique

Electrum and amazonite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids