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Winged scarab amulet

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Blue glazed faience. Four winged scarab with disc between hind legs. On reverse incised eye and two "wes" signs. Broken and mended. Three suspension rings at top.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 51. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of 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

Height x width: 8.5 x 8 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.671

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids