Feather

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.2 x 4 cm (1 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1790

Medium or Technique

Copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Copper feather. It is much corroded. It is overlaid with stucco and gold leaf, much of which is lost. It is broken in three pieces.
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Provenance

From Abydos. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription