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Eye inlay

Nubian
Meroitic Period
435–315 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), 433

Dimensions

5.4 x 1.9 cm (2 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-258

Medium or Technique

Alabaster and obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Eye with detached obsidian pupil.

Provenance

From Beg. West 433. 1923: 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