Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani
519–510 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid VII, just inside entrance

Dimensions

Height x length: 4.6 x 13.1 cm (1 13/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-285

Medium or Technique

Bronze, alabaster, obsidian, jasper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Bronze frame enclosing an alabaster eye with an obsidian pupil and two red pieces of jasper at the corners of the eye; inlay is intact and possibly from a sarcophagus.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid VII, just inside entrance. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition