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Sarcophagus inlays

Two amazonite inlays, one lapis inlay and four 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 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, lapis lazuli, gray stone


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi