Eye inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 62

Accession Number

19.2749

Medium or Technique

Bronze, faience, obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Eight intact eyes with bronze frames and white faience interiors. Also, three faience eye-whites without frames, one eye-white fragment, one obsidian pupil and one additional fragment of alabaster (eyebrow?).

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 62. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition