Mold of a heron or phoenix

Egyptain
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.5 x 3.5 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

94.281

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Molds

This mold is composed of unglazed pottery. The image represents a squatting heron, known by the Egyptians as a benu bird. The benu, associated with rebirth, was the origin of the mythical phoenix.

Provenance

Egypt

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren