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Inlay fragments

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani–Atlanersa
664–643 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 61, A

Accession Number

18-4-526a-f

Medium or Technique

Quartzite, obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects

a) Triangular quartzite(?) inlay representing the right corner of an eye.
b) Triangular quartzite (?) inlay representing the left corner of an eye.
c) Oval obsidian inlay representing the pupil of an eye.
d) Triangular quartzite (?) inlay representing the right corner of a larger eye.
e) Oval obsidian inlay representing the pupil of an eye; fits with (d).
f) Oval obsidian inlay representing a pupil of a large eye.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 61 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition