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Inlay (?)

Fragment pierced with hole. In relief is the image of the lower portion of a seated figure.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Tomb B 511. 1916; Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–250 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, blue glaze, dull pink body


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays