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Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani
463–435 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 8.8 x 3 x 1.7 cm (3 7/16 x 1 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-715

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

White of an inlaid eye with a flattened area for attachment of the iris.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XI (Malowiebamani), room C. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition