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Scarab

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Obsidian (?); legs splayed; incised details on back; hole through projection underneath.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid LIX. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period,

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 2.2 cm (13/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.663

Medium or Technique

Obsidian (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids