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Sarcophagus inlays

Five lapis inlays 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 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

17-2-1963

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi