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Fragments of an eye inlay

Half of the white of an eye inlay packaged with the iris inlay of the same eye (?).


From Nuri pyramid 54 (Queen Pihayis), in front of door-block. 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 Amtalqa, 568–555 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Obsidian and alabaster


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi