This amulet of blue glazed faience depicts a four-winged scarab with a rosette held between its hind and fore legs. The scarab is framed by a rectangular border to form a plaque. Two suspension rings at top enabled it to be strung on a necklace.
From El-Kurru, pyramid 53 (tomb of queen Tabiry). 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. (Accession date: January 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.