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Scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period
743–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Tomb 861

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.6cm (9/16 x 5/16 x 1/4in.)

Accession Number

23-3-718

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab. Inscribed base.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 861). 1923: 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