Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 35

Dimensions

Width x length: 2.5 x 6.6 cm (1 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.956

Medium or Technique

Copper, gold, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This eye carved from travertine and surrounded by a gilded copper frame was once part of a statue or coffin.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition