Head of an ibis

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.446

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze head of an ibis. It has light green incrustation. There is a spike in the neck for insertion in a wooden? body.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription