Fowl case with mummified pigeon
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep I
Length (box): 35.5 cm (14 in.) Length (pigeon): 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Wooden box and lid in the form of a dressed bird. The interior was coated with resin to seal the two halves together. The exterior was plastered, bound with a strip of linen, and then coated in oil or resin. The box contained a pigeon that had been wrapped in linen and coated in oil or resin.
Findspot Information: From Tomb of Seniu(?) at D. el Bahari. Cf. BullMMA. Dec. 1920, II. pp.4 ff.
Exchange with Met. Mus. Art, N.Y.
Recieved from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by exchange