Eye inlay from a coffin
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. Mastaba LXVI
0.8 x 1.7 x 4.8 cm (5/16 x 11/16 x 1 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Mummy eye, slight green stains on one bevelled edge (from bronze?), roughened oval (flat) marks place where iris was attached.
From Beg. South, Mastaba LXVI. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition