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Eye inlay

Alabaster corner and obsidan pupil of an inlaid eye.


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)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Corner: Height x width x thickness: 4 x 4.7 x 1.9 cm (1 9/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/4 in.) Pupil: Diameter x thickness: 5 x 1.6 cm (1 15/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Obsidian, alabaster


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi