Artificial eye



Accession Number
W589i
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Glass case
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Artificial eye
Material
Glass
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 42mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

An artificial eye. The frame of this is in blue glass. The pupil is black. Such eyes were used for coffins and masks.

Bibliography

Berman, L.M., 'Catalogue of Egyptian Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art' 1999 for similar examples and further references. Lucas and Harris, 1962, 'Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries' Chapter 7.

Other Identity
12.591 in black ink. | 22 | 260 | 2204
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 24 Jan 2021

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