Mold for Making a Benu Bird
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 26, or later
5 1/16 × 6 5/16 × 1 1/4 in. (12.8 × 16 × 3.1 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Large oblong limestone mould with figure of a Benu bird (Phoenix) in sunk relief facing to the left.
Condition: Edges chipped, discolorations. Slight incrustattions on front. The relief is either unfinished or of very poor workmanship. Back shows same curious construction as 16.126.
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Mold for Making a Benu Bird. Limestone, 5 1/16 × 6 5/16 × 1 1/4 in. (12.8 × 16 × 3.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.129. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.16.129_view01.jpg)
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