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Scarab

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Hollow gold scarab, pierced lengthwise, flat underside.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N XVIII. March, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan, A.D. 62–85

Object Place

Begrawiya, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 1.2cm (5/16 x 7/16in.)

Accession Number

24.1773

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids