Ancient Egyptian Bronze Eyes

Ancient Egypt

1073 - 243 B.C.

The bronze eye rims and lids are shown with extending cosmetic lines from the outer corners; the eyes themselves have white stone sclera inlaid with irises of black composition. The eyes are framed with the delicately tapering bronze eye brows.

Width 8.5 cm (3.5 in)

Bronze eyes and brows such as these would have been set into the carved and painted face of the wooden coffin which contained the mummy; this was encased within an outer stone sarcophagus.

With N. Koutoulakis, Paris and Geneva 1960s

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