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Iris of eye inlay

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Thin black iris of an eye inlay; fits perfectly into 18-3-126.

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: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

18-3-120

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi