Scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
698–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg.S Pyramid 119 floor middle N side

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 2.8cm (13/16 x 1 1/8in.)

Accession Number

21.12126

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab, glaze worn away, yellow in depressions, 16 round incised holes in bottom.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. South, Pyramid 119, floor middle N side. 1921: 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