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Heart scarab of Queen Mernua

Nubian
Napatan Period, reigns of Alamani to Aspelta
623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, South Cemetery, Tomb S 85

Dimensions

Overall: 2.3 x 4 x 5.8 cm (7/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1398

Medium or Technique

Dark green stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Dark green stone heart scarab, details of back incised, under side polished but uninscribed. Found under winged scarab on chest.

Provenance

From Meroe, South Cemetery, S 85, tomb of Queen Mernua. March, 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition