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Sarcophagus inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa
510–487 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid II

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 6.1 x 2.5 x 0.2 cm (2 3/8 x 1 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-105

Medium or Technique

Slate

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Sixty-one inlays and fragments with feather patterns from the sarcophagus of Amaniastabarqa.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid II (Amaniastabarqa). 1917: 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