Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 35
Width x length: 2.5 x 6.6 cm (1 x 2 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Copper, gold, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This eye carved from travertine and surrounded by a gilded copper frame was once part of a statue or coffin.
From Nuri, pyramid 35 (tomb of an unknown queen). 1918: 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.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition