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Eye inlay

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5

Dimensions

Height: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-59

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

White of eye (iris missing) and broken vessel.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 4. 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