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Two fragments of beryl inlay

Two green fragments of amazonite inlay; flat on one side and rounded on the other; discrepancy in the register concerning number (six listed) , medium (glass paste listed), and color (blue, green, and gray listed).


From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1916: 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)


Length x width (larger inlay): 1.7 x 1.6 cm (11/16 x 5/8 in.); length x width (smaller inlay): 1.7 x 1.1 cm (11/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi