Scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, W671

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.860

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Faded glaze. Set in silver band. Inscribed Kha-Kheper-(Ra?). (Sesostris II) and other signs. Band corroded.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, W671. March 6, 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