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Fragments of an eye inlay

Two fragments of an eye inlay, possibly from a hawk's eye.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid II (Amaniastabarqa), entrance. 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 Amaniastabarqa, 510–487 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 2.9 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm (1 1/8 x 7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-25

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi