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Mummified Ibis

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Animal remains, linen
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/4 × 3 3/8 × 19 3/4 in. (13.3 × 8.6 × 50.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mummified ibis, wrapped in shape of human mummy. "Wig" indicated by strips of black cloth; a slot once held head and beak made of metal or some other material. The mummy contains stray ibis bones and possibly rocks.
    CAPTION Mummified Ibis, 664–332 B.C.E. Animal remains, linen, 5 1/4 × 3 3/8 × 19 3/4 in. (13.3 × 8.6 × 50.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1985E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1985E_threequarter_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE 37.1985E_threequarter_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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