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Lot 14, Auction 8/3/2017: Egyptian Bronze / Stone Mummy Mask Eyes

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, Dynasties 26 through 30, ca. 662 to 315 BCE. An ever watchful pair of ancient bronze and limestone eyes and eyebrows, the alluring arched bronze eye rims with extended cosmetic lines, inlaid with limestone sclera, painted with round black irises. The museum quality custom stand works to show the impact of these eyes that have seen more than twenty three centuries pass. Size: eyes measure ~ 2.625" L (6.7 cm), brows measure ~ 3.125" L (7.9 cm); ensemble measures 6.625" W x 4.25" H (16.8 cm x 10.8 cm) on stand

Condition: Extended rim of one eye reattached. Expected oxidation and age wear with blue-green patina as shown.

Provenance: private Swiss collection acquired before 1972

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