Eye inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani (?)
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 59, Room A

Dimensions

Width of Iris: 2.6 x Length of white: 3.3 cm (1 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-287

Medium or Technique

Alabaster and obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

One half of a white of an eye inlay with fitting iris.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (Queen Malaqaye), Room A. 1918: 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