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Carnelian. Legs outspread. Plain base. Bored lengthwise.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 761. March 8, 1923: 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, 712–653 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5cm (9/16in.)

Accession Number

23.804

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids