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Spectacles
Title Spectacles
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Central Asian Antiquities
Object Type Central Asian Antiquities
Main Material Metal
Component Material II Silver
Origin Place Astana
Find Place Astana
Period / Year of Work 7-8 century A D
Dimensions 13.4 x 4.5 cm
Brief Description A pair of silver spectacles was found placed on the eyes of a human being who was curried in a grave at Astana. These spectacles are shaped as spoon-bowls and pricked like a strainer, to look through while travelling in the desert under the scorching sun.