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Ten sarcophagus inlays

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, stairs

Accession Number

16-12-142

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli and gray stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Ten arrow-shaped blue and gray inlays; mixed with 16-2-143; discrepancy in register, which lists glass paste as the medium

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