Scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85

Dimensions

Other: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1451

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab; Heamatite; details incised; pierced sideways on under side. One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.

Provenance

From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua. / Exp. Ph. A 3164 6/6. [Excav. date] March, 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