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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.


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,


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi