Ring with scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: length of scarab .01 m; length of wire ring approximately .02 m

Accession Number

23.1439

Medium or Technique

Electrum and amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Fragment of electrum wire (detached from object now);amazonite scarab, back incised, underside undecorated.
One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua. This was found on her hands.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition