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Sheikh el Balad. The workmen who dug up this statue named this statue after their village headman, because they thought there was a resemblance. It's really of Ka-aper, a chief lector priest in charge of reciting prayers for the dead in temples and chapels. The eyes are inlaid: their rims are copper; whites, opaque quartz; and cornea, transparent crystal. The pupil was made by drilling a hole in the back of the cornea and filling it with black paste.

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