Fragment of an eye inlay

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of tomb 5

Dimensions

Length x width: 1.9 x 1.1 cm (3/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-564

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

This half of the white of an eye from a statue or mask is missing the pupil.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of Tomb 5. 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