Scarab with a branch pattern on the back and a base inscribed with a sphinx surmounting the name of King Shabaka
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), El-Kurru, Pyramid XV, Tomb of Shabaka
Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Steatite, unglazed. Seal side: sphinx marked Amon-Ra over the cartouche of Shabaka flanked by Uraeae. Bored lengthwise.
From el-Kurru, pyramid 15 (tomb of Shabaka). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition