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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Beg. South, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

23.1400

Medium or Technique

Bronze, obsidian and alabaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi