Scarab

Nubian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21-Dynasty 25
1070–660 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B906

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1.8 x 2.5cm (1/2 x 11/16 x 1in.)

Accession Number

16-4-340

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Small blue pierced faience scarab (seal?) inscribed with New Year’s wish: wp jmn rnp(.t) nfr(.t), ‘May Amun open a good year’.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B906. 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