Amulet of a winged scarab
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994
Blue glazed faience openwork. Four-winged scarab with rosette between hind legs. Two suspension rings at top. Reverse plain.
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