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An artificial eye, with a brown glass iris. These were used for coffins and masks.
A Lucas 'Ancient Egyptian materials and Industries' Chapter 7. Berman 1999 'Catalogue of Egyptian Art from Cleveland Museum' p191.
- Wellcome Number
- 12594 (this number is marked on the front of the eye in ink)
- Other Identity
- 257 (a small label bearing this number was placed on the back of the object)
- Previous Owner
- Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
- Last modified: 24 Jan 2021