Inlay in the form of an owl

Egyptian
Late–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
760–30 B.C.


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.7 x 2 cm (1 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.773

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tile and inlays

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone