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Eye inlays

Two eye whites with flattened areas where the pupils would originally have been attached; traces of blue paste on the reverse.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 35 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x thickness: 1.6 x 0.4 cm (5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-4-174

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments