Eye from statue

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 1.6 x 6.6 cm (5/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4462

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rim of bronze. It is corroded and incrusted with brown; one half of the white of the eye remains. The rest shows the cement only. One of a pair with 72.4463.

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's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way