Scaraboid

Nubian
Napatan Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, W671 (intact male burial)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.861

Medium or Technique

Steatite?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite? Traces blue glaze. Set in gold band decorated with rope pattern. Bacl; rosette. Seal inscribed Khonsuw; intact male burial. One of 10 scarabs on a necklace.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, W671, intact male burial. March 6, 1923: 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