Ba bird amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 4.4 x 2.2 cm (1 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.117

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Ba bird amulet with a human head and detailed feather pattern on the front and back of the wings. The wings are made from a single layer of hammered gold, while the body is made of two joined sheets of gold.

Provenance

By 1879: Mrs. Mabel Lowell Burnett Collection; April, 1879: lent by Mrs. Mabel Lowell Burnett; March 6, 1924: given to the MFA by Dr. F.L. Burnett.
(Accession Date: March 6, 1924)

Credit Line

Gift of James Burnett Lowell, Francis Lowell Burnett, Esther Lowell Cunningham, and Lois Burnett Rantoul