Artificial eye



Accession Number
W625
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Tomb equipment, Coffin/sarcophagus/cartonnage, Artificial eye
Materials
Glass | Metals/alloys (Copper alloy) | Stone/minerals
Measurements
Width: 60mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Artificial eye with bronze frame. Glass or stone inlay and copper alloy pupil. Significant surface corrosion, worse than photo. Sclera represented by two white stone(?) inlays, one missing. 60mm wide. Probably used for a coffin or mask.

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.