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Eye inlay

Nubian
Likely Napatan Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid LIX

Dimensions

Length: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.857a

Medium or Technique

Bronze, alabaster, stone, Egyptian blue

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

One of a pair of inlays in the shape of eyes. Comprised of bronze rim (now corroded), alabaster ball, and black stone pupil. Both complete.

For the other eye inlay in this pair see also 21.857b.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid LIX. February 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, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition