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Eye inlay

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This eye carved from travertine and surrounded by a gilded copper frame was once part of a statue or coffin.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 35 (tomb of an unknown 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. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Width x length: 2.5 x 6.6 cm (1 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.956

Medium or Technique

Copper, gold, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture