Fragments of an eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa
510–487 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 2.9 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm (1 1/8 x 7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-25

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Two fragments of an eye inlay, possibly from a hawk’s eye.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid II (Amaniastabarqa), 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