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Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen
555–542 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Corner: Height x width x thickness: 4 x 4.7 x 1.9 cm (1 9/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/4 in.) Pupil: Diameter x thickness: 5 x 1.6 cm (1 15/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-647

Medium or Technique

Obsidian, alabaster

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Alabaster corner and obsidan pupil of an inlaid eye.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid V (Malonaqen), 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