Fragment of an eye inlay
Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XLI, room B
Length x width x thickness: 7.4 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm (2 15/16 x 7/8 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
White of an inlaid eye with blue paste adhering; circular area flattened for attachment of the iris.
From Nuri, pyramid XLI (Maletaral I), room B. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition