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Inlay eyes from coffin

Pair of inlaid eyes in a bronze frame.


From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of King Aspelta, 593–568 B.C


Nuri, The Sudan

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Medium or Technique

Bronze, resin


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi