Amulet of a scarab
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 53
Height x width: 6.2 x 4.1 cm (2 7/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Blue glazed faience. Four-winged scarab with rosettes between front and hind legs, enclosed in rectangle. Two suspension rings at top. Broken and mended.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition