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Fragment of the white of an eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXVIII, room A

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 3.6 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm (1 7/16 x 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-19

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Fragments

A broken fragment; flattened for an iris inlay.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVIII (Henuttakhebi), room A. 1917: 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