Iris inlay from a large eye

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid IX, room C

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 5.3 x 4.1 x 1.9 cm (2 1/16 x 1 5/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-410

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Iris inlay from large eye.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid IX (Aramatelka), room C. 1917: 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