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Eye inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXXV, room A

Dimensions

Length x thickness: 1.6 x 0.4 cm (5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-174

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

Two eye whites with flattened areas where the pupils would originally have been attached; traces of blue paste on the reverse.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 35 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 1917: 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