Scaraboid in the form of a hegehog
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus KXB 141
Overall: 1.1cm (7/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
In form of hedge-hog, longitudinal boring, inscribed with figures of child, red crown, and “nefer.” Small chip missing. Blue glazed steatite.
From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 141. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: Received by the MFA.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition