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Iris inlay of an eye

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXVIII, in front of door-block

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 3.5 x 2.9 x 1.0 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-562

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Two joined fragments of the iris of an eye inlay.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVIII (Henuttakhebi), in front of door-block. 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