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Sarcophagus inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid VIII, room B

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 1.9 x 1.8 x 0.3 cm (3/4 x 11/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

18-3-616

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

One amazonite inlay from the sarcophagus of Aspelta.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VIII (Aspelta), room B. 1918: 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