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Sarcophagus inlays

One rectangular slate inlay and one feather-shaped amazonite inlay from the sarcophagus of Karkamani.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani, 519–510 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

17-1-143

Medium or Technique

Amazonite, slate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi