User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Eye inlay

Start collecting

One complete inlay eye, bronze frame enclosing alabaster white and obsidian iris.


From Nuri, Pyr. 26, room 8. 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, Queen Amanitakaye 555–542 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Length x Width x Depth: 17.5 x 5.7 x 2.1 cm (6 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, alabaster, obsidian


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi