Fragments of an eye inlay

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amtalqa
568–555 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 54, in front of door-block

Accession Number

18-1-298

Medium or Technique

Obsidian and alabaster

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Half of the white of an eye inlay packaged with the iris inlay of the same eye (?).

Provenance

From Nuri pyramid 54 (Queen Pihayis), in front of door-block. 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