Eye (right) from wooden statue

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Quarry

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.9 x 5.8 cm (1 1/8 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1223

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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]

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition