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Obsidian. Badly worn and chipped. Inscription on base, surrounded by scroll pattern.

Provenance

From Semna, S XII. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: February 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom to New Kingdom, 1991–1295 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 2.2cm (1 1/4 x 7/8in.)

Accession Number

24.1531

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids