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Painted Figure of Standing Bird

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
DATES ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E
DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 3 13/16 x 1 5/16 x 3 1/4 in. (9.7 x 3.3 x 8.2 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Painted wooden figure of a standing bird (of stork family). Long bill, head thrown back over body, long curved neck, wings in high relief, one leg folded half way between body and ground, right leg (restored) rests on ground. Head painted pale green, pale terracotta with eyes painted in black and white. Forepart of body and neck pale terracotta. Plumage indicated by irregular circles of white, black and green. Use unknown, possibly a toy. Condition: Right leg restored and is certainly correct. Paint somewhat faded.
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