Heart scarab, possibly of Tanwetamani

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), El-Kurru, Pyramid 16

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 7.7 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm (3 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

21.302

Medium or Technique

Sodic rhyolite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Heart Scarab of King Tanwetamani. Dark gray stone. 11 lines of inscription on base.

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 9, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition