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Fifteen beryl inlays

Discrepancy in the register concerning number and type: register lists eighteen lapis lazuli inlays (of length 4.6 cm or 1 13/16 in.), two amazonite inlays (of length 4.3 cm or 1 11/16 in.), and four slate inlays (of length 3.5 cm or 1 3/8 in.).


From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the 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)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi