Heart scarab of Queen Mernua
Napatan Period, reigns of Alamani to Aspelta
Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, South Cemetery, Tomb S 85
Overall: 2.3 x 4 x 5.8 cm (7/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Dark green stone
Not On View
Dark green stone heart scarab, details of back incised, under side polished but uninscribed. Found under winged scarab on chest.
From Meroe, South Cemetery, S 85, tomb of Queen Mernua. 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