Inlay eyes for coffin

Nubian
Napatan Period
593–510 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe (Beg.), W 477; Object Place: Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

2.3 x 2.7 x 9.0 cm (7/8 x 1 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-724

Medium or Technique

Alabaster, obsidian, bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Pair of coffin inlay eyes, obsidian pupils on alabaster set in bronze, cracked.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 477, March, 1923: 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