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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Eye inlay from the face of an anthropoid coffin
Date Made:1570-1070 BCE (New Kingdom)
Type:Adornment; Ceremonial
Materials:Bronze rim with cornea of fine-grained white stone, probably travertine
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Abydos
Measurements:overall: 11/16 x 2 x 7/16 in.; 1.7463 x 5.08 x 1.1113 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1911.27.4.A.I
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Inlay for a proper right eye, with circular area where iris (now missing) was inlaid or glued. Cornea highly polished, circular area for iris has matte finish.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; deaths; tombs; human

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