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Eye: ANE.73.2005

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Shell and lapis lazuli eye from a statue. Probably a votive sculpture from a Sumerian temple context.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.060 m
Height: 0.070 m
Length: 0.013 m

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005) by Groos, Gordon, Mr. and Mrs.


Early Dynastic III
Circa -2550 - -2400

Components of the work

Cornea composed of shell
Iris composed of lapis lazuli Diameter 0.060 m

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: ANE.73.2005
Primary reference Number: 156473
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 4 September 2015 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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