Scaraboid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom to New Kingdom, Dynasty 12–18
1991–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S 552

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1.9 cm (1/2 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.1565

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Steatite. Faded to white. Inscribed: “Sema” joining two lotus buds.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Semna, S 552 [Excav. date] March 1924

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition