Amulet of a winged scarab

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 53 (Tomb of Tabiry)

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.1 x 4.1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.662

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

This large, blue glazed faience amulet features a four-winged scarab with rosettes between its front and hind legs. Two suspension rings are at the top.

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.

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Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition