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Pair of eyes

Nubian
Meroitic Period
487–465 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), 466

Dimensions

diameter 1.5 cm

Accession Number

23-2-330a

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Pair of eyes with eyeballs missing, drab ware with pinkish wash, incised decoration at corners which are broken. Sockets filled with white plaster.

Provenance

From Beg. West 466. February 1923: 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