Wood Inlay in Form of an Eye

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, 1550-1070 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 13.2 cm long
Price: Reserved
Ref: 1478
Provenance: Old French private collection, acquired in the late 1960s. Thence with gallery Olivier Tiano “HIER et AILLEURS”. From there acquired on 5 September 2013 by the private collection Jean Deriat (1922-2016), thence in a family estate. With the original invoice.
Condition: Intact
Description: Finely worked out wood eye, which served as an inlay for an important sarcophagus mask in the New Kingdom. The left eye is almond-shaped with a long lid line, which widens outwards. The iris oval and finely rounded on the side. The tear point is clearly pointed. Mounted.