Eye from statue

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 1.6 x 6.3 cm (5/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4463

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Rim of bronze. Inserted whites made of bone(?). The iris is missing and only the cement shows. One of a pair with 72.4462.

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