Artificial eye



Accession Number
W634o
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 with a glazed blue glass frame. There is evidence of it being repaired. It has a square-shaped pupil, and a longitudinal hole through the back.

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.