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Eye inlay

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

Provenance

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)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

17-1-515

Medium or Technique

Bronze, faience, obsidian, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi