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Steatite? Traces blue glaze. Set in gold band decorated with rope pattern. Bacl; rosette. Seal inscribed Khonsuw; intact male burial. One of 10 scarabs on a necklace.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, W671, intact male burial. March 6, 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,

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.861

Medium or Technique

Steatite?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids