Scarab

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom to New Kingdom
1991–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S XII

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 2.2cm (1 1/4 x 7/8in.)

Accession Number

24.1531

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Obsidian. Badly worn and chipped. Inscription on base, surrounded by scroll pattern.

Provenance

From Semna, S XII. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: February 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition