Scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka (?)
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 72

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 1.3cm (13/16 x 1/2in.)

Accession Number

19.2775

Medium or Technique

Stone, silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Black stone scarab with incised details and a silver band along the base.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Grave 72. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition