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Eye inlay

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Inlaid eye of alabaster and obsidian within a bronze frame.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (Aspelta), 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 Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 9.8 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm (3 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-127

Medium or Technique

Bronze, obsidian, alabaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi