Finger ring with scarab
Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia
Legacy dimension: diameter of ring approximately .022; length of scarab .013; width of scarab .009
Medium or Technique
Gold and microcline (amazonite)
Not On View
The shank of this ring is made of thin, gold wire (now misshapen). The movable bezel is a hard stone scarab (amazonite). The base of the scarab is uninscribed while the back is summarily carved with divided wing cases.
From Nuri 20, tomb of Atlanersa. February 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition