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Sarcophagus inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelka
568–555 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Length (beryl): 1.6 cm (5/8 in.) Length (slate): 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-231

Medium or Technique

Amazonite, slate

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Rectangular slate inlay and circular amazonite inlay from the sarcophagus of Aramatelka.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid IX (Aramatelka), room B. 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