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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, room A

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 2.7 x 2.25 x 1.0 cm (1 1/16 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-16

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Perfect condition.

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