Scarab

Nubian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 25
760–660 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid XIII enclosure

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.2188

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Small blue faience scarab, pierced lengthwise and inscribed on the bottom. Inscribed with imitation hieroglyphs.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 13 (enclosure). 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 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition