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Eye inlay

Corner of an inlaid eye.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid V (Malonaqen), room A. 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 Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 4.3 x 5.7 x 1.7 cm (1 11/16 x 2 1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-667

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi