Winged scarab pectoral

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 52

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.1 x 6.2 cm (2 13/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.672

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Blue glazed faience. Four-winged scarab with rosettes between front and hind legs; winged disc above. Reverse plain. Two suspension rings at top. Broken and mended; incomplete.
Housed with 24.673

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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.

(Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition