Iris of eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Nasakhma or Malowiebamani
468–435 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXXI, room A

Dimensions

Length: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

18-3-120

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Thin black iris of an eye inlay; fits perfectly into 18-3-126.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXXI (Saka'aye), room A. 1918: 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