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Sarcophagus inlays

Four feather-shaped amazonite inlays, two rectangular slate inlays and thirteen gray stone inlays from the sarcophagus of Taharqa.


From Nuri pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa), dump. 1918: 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

Amazonite, slate, gray stone


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi