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Scaraboid in ring mount

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The burial contained the decayed bones of a small child. Many amulets and ornaments were found in situ on the body. This scaraboid, set in a ring mount, was found in "the body debris." Both sides of the scaraboid are flat. One side features Isis suckling Horus; the other side has...

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From Meroe, Beg. W 846. March 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.


Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids