Eye (right) from wooden statue
Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Quarry
Height x width: 2.9 x 5.8 cm (1 1/8 x 2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze eye from a wooden statue. It is approximately life size. The upper and lower lids are bronze. The eye ball is alabaster, which is cemented in place. The pupil has been inlaid with glass (?) and is now missing. There are traces of red color in the corners of the eye ball.
Eye-ball not cemented into place anymore [SO-March 26, 2003]
From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / quarry.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition