Three inlays

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

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I, V, floor debris near entrance of E2

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gray stone

Not On View


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

Three polished gray stone inlays; two are long and rectangular, one is curved; discrepancy in register concerning medium (listed as glass paste) and number (listed as thirteen).


From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa), V, floor debris near entrance of 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