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Amulet of a winged scarab

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia

Accession Number

24.637

Medium or Technique

Faience

Out on Loan

On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Blue glazed faience openwork. Four-winged scarab with rosette between hind legs. Two suspension rings at top. Reverse plain.

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