Scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period
664–542 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg.W Tomb 859, #4

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6cm (5/8in.)

Accession Number

23-M-683

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Scarab amulet with base peirced lengthwise, blue faience.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. West 859 #4). 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition