Necklace with winged scarab pectoral

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 55

Dimensions

Width x length: 7.1 x 27.5 cm (2 13/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1019a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This pale blue faience necklace consists of large disc beads strung with two large winged scarab pectorals. Originally had ram amulet 24.972 in center. Original order?

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 55. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition