Inlay in the form of an owl
Late–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Place of Origin: Egypt
Height x width: 2.7 x 2 cm (1 1/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)
Top part of a an owl hieroglyph in a hard faience with polychrome glaze. Only the head and upper part of the body and wing are preserved. The feathers are executed in blue, with the eyes and beak in yellow. Probably from a shrine.
By 1971, with Mr. and Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; given to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Rathbone December 31, 1971.
(Accession Date: December 31, 1971)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone