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Inlay fragments

a) Triangular quartzite(?) inlay representing the right corner of an eye. b) Triangular quartzite (?) inlay representing the left corner of an eye. c) Oval obsidian inlay representing the pupil of an eye. d) Triangular quartzite (?) inlay representing the right corner of a larger eye. e) Oval...

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From el-Kurru, pyramid 61 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 1918: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani–Atlanersa, 664–643 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Quartzite, obsidian


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects