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Eye inlay from coffin

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler
468–435 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. S. Pyramid LXVIII

Dimensions

4.2 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm (1 5/8 x 11/16 x 1/4 in.) Iris dia: 1.6cm

Accession Number

21.12145

Medium or Technique

Alabaster, Hematite and Red Jasper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Mummy eye, corner cut out for red inlay, blade polished hematite, iris present but not attached, also one red jasper corner (does not fit).

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid LXVIII. 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