Fragment of an eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
653–643 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XLI, room B

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 7.4 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm (2 15/16 x 7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-610

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

White of an inlaid eye with blue paste adhering; circular area flattened for attachment of the iris.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XLI (Maletaral I), room B. 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