Heart scarab of Shabaka

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 16

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 9.5cm (1 3/4 x 3 3/4in.)

Accession Number

21.301

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Green stone heart scarab of King Shabaka, with ten lines of inscription on base. Perfect.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani). 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition