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Eye inlay

Eye with detached obsidian pupil.

Provenance

From Beg. West 433. 1923: 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, Meroitic Period, 435–315 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

5.4 x 1.9 cm (2 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-2-258

Medium or Technique

Alabaster and obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi