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Two fragments of beryl inlay

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, AVII, 6, debris from dump

Dimensions

Length x width (larger inlay): 1.7 x 1.6 cm (11/16 x 5/8 in.); length x width (smaller inlay): 1.7 x 1.1 cm (11/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-12-218

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Two green fragments of amazonite inlay; flat on one side and rounded on the other; discrepancy in the register concerning number (six listed) , medium (glass paste listed), and color (blue, green, and gray listed).

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