Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amaniastabarqa
510–487 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid II, room B

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 4.7 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-259

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Pupil of an eye inlay with a projection at one end.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid II (Amaniastabarqa), room B. 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