User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Eye inlay from a coffin

Large inlay of an eye. Bronze framing, with eyeball of greenish faience with black obsidian iris.

Provenance

From Nuri Pyramid IX, room c. 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, January 13, 1917; 1920: 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 Aramatelqo, 568–555 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

5.5 x 18.7 cm (2 3/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-1-330

Medium or Technique

Bronze, faience, obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi