Scaraboid in ring mount
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, tomb W 832
Overall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold and steatite
Not On View
The burial contained the decayed bones of a small child. Many amulets and ornaments were found in situ on the body. This scaraboid, set in a ring mount, was found in “the body debris.” Both sides of the scaraboid are flat. One side features Isis suckling Horus; the other side has hieroglyphs.
From Meroe, Beg. W 846. March 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition