Blue-gray stone inlays

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

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Slate (?)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Many blue-gray stone inlays; discrepancy in register concerning number of and medium (glass paste is listed) of these objects.


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