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Eye inlay

Mummy eye

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 155. 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, 712–690 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. South), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

4.3 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm (1 11/16 x 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12193

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment