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Large eye from a coffin

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11
2040–1991 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit C

Accession Number

15-4-138

Medium or Technique

Alabaster and mud

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Large eye (broken through center, but complete) from a mummy case, white alabaster with red corners and iris missing

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit C. 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