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Eye inlay

Faience eye, with an obsidian pupil, inside a bronze frame; gold foil adhering to the frame.


From Nuri, pyramid 9 (Amtalqa), room C. 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 Amtalqa, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x length: 4.6 x 2.1 x 12.8 cm (1 13/16 x 13/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, faience, obsidian, gold


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi