Statue of a ba-bird
about 100 B.C. to A.D. 300
Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Shabul, Tomb 24-22B
Height: 52 cm (20 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Sandstone male ba-bird statue. A solar disc, (representing the solar orb) in a metal fitting, would have been inserted in the hole at the top of the head. The head had broken at the neck and is now repaired.
From Shabul, grave 24-22B. 1907: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1907-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
(Accession date: March 25, 1992)
MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange