Amulet of a scarab
about 623–568 B.C.
Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85
Other: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Scarab; Haematite; details incised; pierced sideways on under side. One of many amulets mounted together taken from the mummy of Princess Mernua.
From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua. / Exp. Ph. A 3164 6/5. [Excav. date] March, 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition