Scaraboid in the form of a fish

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, Sifted debris West group small tombs

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm (3/4 x 1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-658

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Fish shaped back - scaraboid. Base design, incised figure sphinx on throne.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe, Beg. West, sifted debris West group small tombs. 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