Scarabs & seals

Nubian
Napatan Period
698–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W 846

Accession Number

23-M-716

Medium or Technique

Pale amethyst, steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

One hundred ninety-one scarabs (as on plates 34 to 35).

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 846). 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition