Amulet of a scarab

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 53

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.3 x 4.2 cm (2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.663

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Blue glazed faience plaque. Four winged scarab with rosettes between front and hind legs. Suspension ring at top. Reverse plain. Perfect.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition