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Eye and eyebrow inlay (from a coffin)

a). pair of eye inlays from a mummy, with pupils of alabaster enclosed in bronze frames, remains of stucco behind and on edges. b). bronze eybrow from eye inlay

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid S69. 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

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler, 519–487 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

7 x 2.4 x 1 cm (2 3/4 x 15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12280

Medium or Technique

Bronze and Alabaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi