Winged scarab pectoral

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 51

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.5 x 8 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.671

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Blue glazed faience. Four winged scarab with disc between hind legs. On reverse incised eye and two “wes” signs. Broken and mended. Three suspension rings at top.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (tomb of an unidentified queen of Piankhy). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition