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Three sarcophagus inlays

Three thin black fragments of haematite from the sarcophagus of Taharqa; discrepancy concerning register, which records thirteen green inlays.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa), V, floor debris in E2. 1916: 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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

16-12-167

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi