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Blue faience scarab with carved and incised details on the top and incised hieroglyphs on the base; pierced lengthwise.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Grave 103. 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, Meroitic Period,

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

19.2540

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids