Eye inlays

Nubian
Napatan Period
Queen Mernua 623–568 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Beg. South, Pyramid 85

Dimensions

L 11 cm. for eye/ 11.7-12.9 cm. for eyebrows in bronze

Accession Number

23.1400

Medium or Technique

Bronze, obsidian and alabaster

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

One bronze and alabaster mummy eye with an obsidian pupil. One fragment of a bronze rim of an eye. Two bronze eyebrows.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid 85, 1921: 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