Inlay card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Inlay

44.19.335

Currently not on display

Information

Ostrich eggshell cut into shape of the section of white of an eye, for inlay in a statue or coffin. Compare with the white segment in copper alloy eye frames set into anthropoid coffins (e.g., Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology no. UC34401, Third Intermediate Period, Lahun).