Inlaid eye

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkare Pepy
2246–2152 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2385

Dimensions

Length: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3417

Medium or Technique

Copper, stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Probably once part of a wooden statue, this eye inlay has copper lids, nd alabaster ball, and an obsidian pupil.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2385. 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.

(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition