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Fifteen beryl inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I (I.E.)

Accession Number

17-3-174

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Discrepancy in the register concerning number and type: register lists eighteen lapis lazuli inlays (of length 4.6 cm or 1 13/16 in.), two amazonite inlays (of length 4.3 cm or 1 11/16 in.), and four slate inlays (of length 3.5 cm or 1 3/8 in.).

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition