Ba-bird

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

04.1764a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Ba-bird painted red, yellow and blue. The bird has a human face. The eyes are painted in black. He is wearing a false beard and a black wig. There is black painted decoration on its chest and legs. The talons are painted red. The wings are painted yellow and black with red lines. The bird rests on a base.

Provenance

From Sheikh el-Gurna, W.925
Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund