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Eye inlay from coffin

Mummy eye, corner cut out for red inlay, blade polished hematite, iris present but not attached, also one red jasper corner (does not fit).

Provenance

From Beg. South, Pyramid LXVIII. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of an unidentified ruler, 468–435 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

4.2 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm (1 5/8 x 11/16 x 1/4 in.) Iris dia: 1.6cm

Accession Number

21.12145

Medium or Technique

Alabaster, Hematite and Red Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi