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Eye inlay from a coffin

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aramatelqo
568–555 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

5.5 x 18.7 cm (2 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-330

Medium or Technique

Bronze, faience, obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Large inlay of an eye. Bronze framing, with eyeball of greenish faience with black obsidian iris.

Provenance

From Nuri Pyramid IX, room c. 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, January 13, 1917; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition