Eyes from a mask or coffin

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Mastaba 2001 A

Dimensions

Length: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-6

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), black stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Two alabaster eye inlays, inset iris of black polished stone, corners colored red. Very good condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001A. 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