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Iris of an eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period
probably 369–353 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 51, room A

Dimensions

Length x width: 2.5 x 2.2 cm (1 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-12-129

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Thin iris from a large eye inlay.

Provenance

From Nuri pyramid 51, 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