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Seal in the form of a hedgehog

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg., W609

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 0.9 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-92c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Scarab-shaped hedgehog seal with glyphs on bottom and carved animal features above. Bored horizontally for hanging.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W609. 1923: 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