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Eye inlay

One of a pair of inlays in the shape of eyes. Comprised of bronze rim (now corroded), alabaster ball, and black stone pupil. Both complete. For the other eye inlay in this pair see also 21.857b.


From Nuri, Pyramid LIX. February 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Likely Napatan Period,


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, alabaster, stone, Egyptian blue


The Ancient World


Organic remains