Scarab

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan
A.D. 62–85


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Begrawiya, Pyr. N 18

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 1.2cm (5/16 x 7/16in.)

Accession Number

24.1773

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Hollow gold scarab, pierced lengthwise, flat underside.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N XVIII. March, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition