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Eyes from a mask or coffin

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Two alabaster eye inlays, inset iris of black polished stone, corners colored red. Very good condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001A. 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,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-6

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), black stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment