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Eight sarcophagus inlays

Eight inlay pieces of various shape; discrepancy in the register concerning number (sixty-four) of pieces; uncertain of record accuracy as medium is listed as glass paste.

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

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

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

16-12-183

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi