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Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amtalqa
568–555 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 9, room C

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 4.6 x 2.1 x 12.8 cm (1 13/16 x 13/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-515

Medium or Technique

Bronze, faience, obsidian, gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Faience eye, with an obsidian pupil, inside a bronze frame; gold foil adhering to the frame.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 9 (Amtalqa), room C. 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