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Sarcophagus inlays

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid IX, dump debris

Accession Number

18-2-584

Medium or Technique

Amazonite, jasper, slate, serpentine(?)

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Forty-five amazonite inlays, five jasper inlays, thirteen slate inlays and twenty-eight serpentine(?) inlays.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid IX (Aramatelka), dump debris. 1918: 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