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Fragment of an eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen
probably 555–542 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XLV

Dimensions

Length: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-319

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

White of an inlaid eye; circular area flattened for attachement of the iris.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XLV (Tagtal?). 1918: 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