Scarab

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani (?)
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 59, Room A

Dimensions

Overall: 1 x 1.3cm (3/8 x 1/2in.) (largest)

Accession Number

18-2-295a

Medium or Technique

Black stone (hematite)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Three winged, pierced scarabs, boss on belly.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (Queen Malaqaye), Room A. 1918: 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