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Eye inlays

One half of a white of an eye inlay with fitting iris.


From Nuri, Pyramid 59 (Queen Malaqaye), Room A. 1918: 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 Tanwetamani (?), 664–653 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Width of Iris: 2.6 x Length of white: 3.3 cm (1 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Alabaster and obsidian


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments