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Scarab

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Scarab with incised lines on the base; pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Grave 52. 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 Piye (Piankhy)–Shabaka, 743–698 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1cm (7/16in.)

Accession Number

19.2588

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids