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Inlaid eye

Copper lids; alabaster ball; obsidian pupil.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2385. 1913: 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, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

13.3418

Medium or Technique

Copper, alabaster, obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown