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Iris inlay of an eye

Two joined fragments of the iris of an eye inlay.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXVIII (Henuttakhebi), in front of door-block. 1917: 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 3.5 x 2.9 x 1.0 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-562

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi