Eye inlay

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


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

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 9.8 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm (3 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-127

Medium or Technique

Bronze, obsidian, alabaster

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Inlaid eye of alabaster and obsidian within a bronze frame.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (Aspelta), 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