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Large eye from a coffin

Large eye (broken through center, but complete) from a mummy case, white alabaster with red corners and iris missing


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit C. 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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Alabaster and mud


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi