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Fragment of an eye inlay

This half of the white of an eye from a statue or mask is missing the pupil.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of Tomb 5. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length x width: 1.9 x 1.1 cm (3/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment