Ibis Jar Coffin
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.
30 B.C.E.–100 C.E.
Early Roman Period
Jar: 8 × 7 × 17 in. (20.3 × 17.8 × 43.2 cm)
Lid: 3 × 6 × 9 in. (7.6 × 15.2 × 22.9 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Ibis Jar Coffin, 30 B.C.E.–100 C.E. Clay, plaster, Jar: 8 × 7 × 17 in. (20.3 × 17.8 × 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 14.656a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.14.656a-b_view1.jpg)
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