Eye inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Shabaka
743–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 51

Accession Number

19.2571

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli, obsidian, shell

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Seven inlay fragments: one obsidian pupil, two shell eye-corners, and four lapis lazuli eye-frame fragments.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 51. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition