Seven incised inlays

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

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, D1, floor debris E3

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gray stone

Not On View


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Eight gray stone inlays with vertical incised lines running the length of each inlay; one fragment has a groove through the middle of one side, not noticeable from the other side of the fragment; discrepancy in register concerning medium (glass paste listed) and number.


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