Scarab

Nubian
Meroitic Period
712–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 787

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.846

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Faded blue glazed faience. Base plain. Stringing hole lengthwise. Workman B.

Provenance

From Meroe, Tomb W 787. 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