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Inlaid eye

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Probably once part of a wooden statue, this eye inlay has copper lids, nd alabaster ball, and an obsidian pupil.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2385. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkare Pepy, 2246–2152 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3417

Medium or Technique

Copper, stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture