Eye inlay

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, 7012 A

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 x 1.9 cm (1 15/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-244

Medium or Technique

Limestone, obsidian, ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Left eye from mummy case. Frame made of limestone, inlayed with obsidian pupil and ivory white of eye.

Provenance

From Giza, 7012A. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition