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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:Fine-grained white stone, probably travertine
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Abydos
Measurements:overall: 7/16 x 1 1/4 x 7/16 in.; 1.1113 x 3.175 x 1.1113 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1911.27.6.A.I
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Inlay for cornea of eye (bronze missing), with deeply cut-out circular depression for missing inlaid iris. Back irregular and deteriorated.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; deaths; tombs; human

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