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Sarcophagus inlays

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, D2, tomb end debris

Accession Number

16-12-193

Medium or Technique

Red jasper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Nineteen red inlays of various shapes and sizes; discrepancy in register, which lists green and blue inlays. Four rectangluar inlays and two circles were part of Eg.Inv.21018.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition