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Eye inlay from a coffin

Mummy eye, slight green stains on one bevelled edge (from bronze?), roughened oval (flat) marks place where iris was attached.

Provenance

From Beg. South, Mastaba LXVI. 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 unknown ruler,

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

0.8 x 1.7 x 4.8 cm (5/16 x 11/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.11950

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi