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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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Provenance

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.

Findspot

Meroe, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.846

Medium or Technique

Gold and steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids