Ibis-Form Mummy in Jar
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Ceramic jars were common, inexpensive coffins for animal mummies. There were two types of lids. In the first, a lid for an ordinary jar could be fashioned from mud and straw. In the second, an opening could be made in the jar while the clay was still wet; both the jar and its cover could then be fired together.
Clay, animal remains, linen
Dynasty 27, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
6 5/16 × 3 3/8 × 2 3/4 in. (16 × 8.5 × 7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Ibis-Form Mummy in Jar, 510-210 B.C.E. Clay, animal remains, linen, 6 5/16 × 3 3/8 × 2 3/4 in. (16 × 8.5 × 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1952Ea-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 37.1952Ea-b_view2_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
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Mummified ibis, crudely wrapped, in open-topped conical pottery jar. The mummy is incomplete; it contains a few stray bones, such as a vertebrae.
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