Sarcophagus inlays

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

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, D2, tomb end debris

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Red jasper

Not On View


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Nineteen red inlays of various shapes and sizes; discrepancy in register, which lists green and blue inlays. Four rectangluar inlays and two circles were part of Eg.Inv.21018.


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