Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Akhratan
353–340 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXXVII, room A

Dimensions

Length x width: 5 x 2.3 cm (1 15/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-25

Medium or Technique

Bronze, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Travertine eye inlay (pupil is missing) within a bronze frame. Gold foil adheres to the frame and there are traces of white paste on the reverse.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXXVII, room A. 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