Scaraboid in the form of a hegehog

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus KXB 141

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1cm (7/16in.)

Accession Number

20.1765

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

In form of hedge-hog, longitudinal boring, inscribed with figures of child, red crown, and “nefer.” Small chip missing. Blue glazed steatite.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition