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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.

Provenance

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

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

23-3-724

Medium or Technique

Alabaster, obsidian, bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment