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Three sarcophagus inlays

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, V, floor debris in E2

Accession Number

16-12-167

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Three thin black fragments of haematite from the sarcophagus of Taharqa; discrepancy concerning register, which records thirteen green inlays.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa), V, floor debris in E2. 1916: 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