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Sarcophagus inlays

Approximately thirty-three feather-shaped 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 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

17-3-109

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi