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Sarcophagus inlays

Forty-five amazonite inlays, five jasper inlays, thirteen slate inlays and twenty-eight serpentine(?) inlays.


From Nuri, pyramid IX (Aramatelka), dump debris. 1918: 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 Aramatelka, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amazonite, jasper, slate, serpentine(?)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi