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Ibis Coffin

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

This small coffin with an ibis figurine contained a small bird mummy. It represents the tradition of combining figurines and votive animal mummies.
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 664–30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 6 in. (13.3 x 6.4 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Ibis Coffin, 664–30 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 6 in. (13.3 x 6.4 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.417E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 37.417E_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.417E_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ibis coffin in the shape of a shrine surmounted by a figure of a recumbent ibis.
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