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Fragment of an eye inlay

White of an inlaid eye with blue paste adhering; circular area flattened for attachment of the iris.


From Nuri, pyramid XLI (Maletaral I), room B. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Length x width x thickness: 7.4 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm (2 15/16 x 7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi