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Scarab

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Black stone scarab with incised details and a silver band along the base.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Grave 72. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka (?), 698–690 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 1.3cm (13/16 x 1/2in.)

Accession Number

19.2775

Medium or Technique

Stone, silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids