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Sarcophagus inlays

One semi-circular amazonite inlay and three rectangular (one amazonite, two lapis) inlays from the sarcophagus of Harsiyotef.


From Nuri, pyramid XIII (Harsiyotef), room A. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Harsiyotef, 404–369 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli, amazonite


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes