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Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Malenaqen
555–542 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid V, room C

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 4.4 x 4 x 11 cm (1 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-194

Medium or Technique

Bronze, gold, alabaster, obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Eye of alabaster and obsidian in a bronze frame with gold leaf adhering to the frame.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid V, room C. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition