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Eye inlay in bronze frame

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Iris inlay 18-3-120 fits perfectly into this eye; packed together. Likely from a sarcophagus(?).

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid XXXI (Saka'aye), room A. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Nasakhma or Malowiebamani, 468–435 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

18-3-126

Medium or Technique

Alabaster and bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi