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Eye inlay

Bronze frame enclosing an alabaster eye with an obsidian pupil and two red pieces of jasper at the corners of the eye; inlay is intact and possibly from a sarcophagus.


From Nuri, pyramid VII, just inside entrance. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani, 519–510 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x length: 4.6 x 13.1 cm (1 13/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, alabaster, obsidian, jasper


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi