Scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period, Dynasty 25
760–660 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid XLI

Dimensions

Overall: 3.9 x 6.1 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.644

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Hard, dark green stone, polished; twelve horizontal lines of hieroglyphics on face; perfect condition. Heart scarab of “King’s Mother” (Queen) Maletaral I (?)

Provenance

From Nubia, Nuri. 1920: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over.

Findspot Information: Found in the Tomb of Queen Maranahan (Pyramid XLI at Nuri).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition