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Sarcophagus inlays

Approximately fifty-three feather inlays of amazonite; twenty-three rectangular, slate inlays; and numerous rectangular inlays of lapis lazuli and gray stone. All from the sarcophagus of Taharqa.

Provenance

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)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

17-3-87

Medium or Technique

Amazonite, slate, lapis lazuli, gray stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi