Scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, W 761

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6cm (5/8in.)

Accession Number

23.803

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Carnelian scarab. Legs outspread. Plain base. Bored lengthwise.

Provenance

From Meroe, W 761. March 8, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition