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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).


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.


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


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


Medium or Technique

Alabaster, Hematite and Red Jasper


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi