Rim of metal is slightly corroded. The iris is made of gray stone. Both parts of the whites of the eye are made of bone. It is in good condition.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection,Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel'sson, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way