Ring with scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: length of scarab .01m; diameter of wire ring approximately .022 m

Accession Number

23.1437

Medium or Technique

Electrum and amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Electrum wire, open; light green amazonite scarab, incised back, under side uninscribed.
One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. This was found on her hand.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua (Found on hand of mummy) [Excav. date] March, 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition