Eye inlay in bronze frame

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


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

Dimensions

Length: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

18-3-126

Medium or Technique

Alabaster and bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Iris inlay 18-3-120 fits perfectly into this eye; packed together. Likely from a sarcophagus(?).

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