Seven incised inlays

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, D1, floor debris E3

Accession Number

16-12-175

Medium or Technique

Gray stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Eight gray stone inlays with vertical incised lines running the length of each inlay; one fragment has a groove through the middle of one side, not noticeable from the other side of the fragment; discrepancy in register concerning medium (glass paste listed) and number.

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