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Sarcophagus inlays

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid II, entrance

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.4 cm (2 5/16 x 1 1/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-8

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Fifty-five inlays and fragments from the sarcophagus of Amaniastabarqa.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 2 (Amaniastabarqa), entrance. 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