Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XLII, entrance to stairs

Dimensions

Length x thickness: 4.4 x 1.1 cm (1 3/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-1-182

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Two alabaster eye corners and an obsidian pupil.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XLII (Asata), entrance to stairs. 1918: 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