Sarcophagus inlays

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, stairs, thieves' debris

Accession Number

16-12-137

Medium or Technique

Slate

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

106 slate inlays of various shape and size.

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