Inlay eye

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2001 C Chamber

Accession Number

36-3-19a

Medium or Technique

Alabaster and obsidian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

White alabaster eye with black obsidian iris (no pupil); traces of red in outer corner. Iris and eye are not attached. See 36-3-19b (pink plaster powder, which came from behind obsidian pupil)

Provenance

From Giza. G.2001C Chamber. 1936: 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