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Fragment of an eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amani–natake–lebte
538–519 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXV, entrance

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 4.3 x 1.3 x 1.5 cm (1 11/16 x 1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-234

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Crescent-shaped fragment of an eye inlay.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXV (Maletaral II), entrance. 1917: 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