Scarab

Nubian
Late Period, Dynasty 26 (?)
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, W715, body

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.866

Medium or Technique

Steatite?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Faded glaze. Seal has crocodile, Htp, and other signs. Edge chipped. (possibly Sebekh-Hotep?). Pierced. Sobek-Htp and hieroglyphs referring to pseudo royal titles.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, W715, body. March 6, 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