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Scaraboid in the form of a fish

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Fish shaped back - scaraboid. Base design, incised figure sphinx on throne.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe, Beg. West, sifted debris West group small tombs. 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, Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm (3/4 x 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-658

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids