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Inlay eyes for coffin

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Pair of coffin inlay eyes, obsidian pupils on alabaster set in bronze, cracked.


From Meroe, Beg. W. 477, March, 1923: 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, 593–510 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Meroe (Beg.), Nubia


2.3 x 2.7 x 9.0 cm (7/8 x 1 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Alabaster, obsidian, bronze


The Ancient World


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