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Winged scarab amulet

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Three fragments of a large winged scarab pendant.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, grave 54. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy) ?, 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2711

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids