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Pupil of an eye inlay

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XLV (Tagtal?), entrance. 1918: 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 Malonaqen, probably 555–542 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Width: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

18-2-149

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi