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Eye inlay

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Inlaid eye with travertine corners and an obsidian pupil; frame is missing.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XVIII (Analmaaye), room B. 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 Analmaaye, 542–538 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-149

Medium or Technique

Obsidian, travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi