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Eye inlay

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This item is one of a pair of inlays in the shape of eyes that were probablt set into a mummiform coffin. It is comprised of bronze rim (now corroded), a travertine (Egyptian alabaster) ball eye, and a black stone pupil. Both eyes are complete. For the partner to this eye inlay see also: ...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 59. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition to Nubia under the direction of George A. Reisner; assigned to the MFA by the goverment of the Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Likely Napatan Period, 1550–1000 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Length: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bronze, alabaster, black stone


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings