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Sarcophagus inlays

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, dump

Accession Number

18-2-378

Medium or Technique

Amazonite, slate, gray stone

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Four feather-shaped amazonite inlays, one amazonite rectangular inlay, two rectangular slate inlays and thirteen gray stone inlays from the sarcophagus of Taharqa.

Provenance

From Nuri pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa), dump. 1918: 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