Eye from statue

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 1.9 x 7.3 cm (3/4 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4461

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way