Eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Analmaaye
542–538 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Length: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-149

Medium or Technique

Obsidian, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Inlaid eye with travertine corners and an obsidian pupil; frame is missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XVIII (Analmaaye), 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