Fragment of an eye inlay
Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen
probably 555–542 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XLV
Length: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
White of an inlaid eye; circular area flattened for attachement of the iris.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition