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Fragment of an eye inlay

Bright blue fragment with black curved lines. Probably from a hippo.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, K III, 5 (i), 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 19 : assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 6.1 x 5.1 cm (1 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

14-2-618e

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture