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Eye inlay

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Travertine eye inlay (pupil is missing) within a bronze frame. Gold foil adheres to the frame and there are traces of white paste on the reverse.


From Nuri, pyramid XXXVII, room A. 1917: 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 Akhratan, 353–340 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Length x width: 5 x 2.3 cm (1 15/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi