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Eye inlay from a coffin

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


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.


Nubia, Sudan


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, faience, obsidian


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi