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Eye inlay from a coffin

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. Mastaba LXVI

Dimensions

0.8 x 1.7 x 4.8 cm (5/16 x 11/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11950

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Mummy eye, slight green stains on one bevelled edge (from bronze?), roughened oval (flat) marks place where iris was attached.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition