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Scarab

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Scarab bead; hole lengthwise; inscription on bottom. Glaze entirely gone.

Provenance

From Meroe: S155. 1921: 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, Meroitic Period,

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan (Nubia)

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 1.1 x 1.7 cm (5/16 x 7/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12194

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids