Scarab

Nubian
Third Intermediate Period-Late Period, Dynasty 25-Dynasty 26
760-525 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 697

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 1.1 x 0.6cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 1/4in.)

Accession Number

23-M-410a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Faded blue faience scarab, edges broken. Pierced. Beetle pushing sun disk and royal title nTr nfr on its sides.

Provenance

From Beg. West 697, March, 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