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Eye inlay

A flattened, circular spot marks place where iris was attached.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid S 55. 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, 463–431 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

45x14 mm tk 10 mm

Accession Number

21.11943

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi