Eye and eyebrow inlay (from a coffin)

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler
519–487 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. 69

Dimensions

7 x 2.4 x 1 cm (2 3/4 x 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12280

Medium or Technique

Bronze and Alabaster

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

a). pair of eye inlays from a mummy, with pupils of alabaster enclosed in bronze frames, remains of stucco behind and on edges. b). bronze eybrow from eye inlay

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid S69. 1921: 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