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Eye inlays

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One bronze and alabaster mummy eye with an obsidian pupil. One fragment of a bronze rim of an eye. Two bronze eyebrows.


From Beg. South, Pyramid 85, 1921: 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, Queen Mernua 623–568 B.C.


Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)


L 11 cm. for eye/ 11.7-12.9 cm. for eyebrows in bronze

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Medium or Technique

Bronze, obsidian and alabaster


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi