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Electrum wire, open; light green amazonite scarab, incised back, under side uninscribed. One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. This was found on her hands.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: of scarab .01 m. Diameter of wire .025 m.

Accession Number

23.1438

Medium or Technique

Electrum and amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids