Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This bronze ibis head weighs three Egyptian deben (or 9½ ounces), a large expense for the person who commissioned the animal mummy it once decorated.
Dynasty 26, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
4 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 in. (10.2 x 11.4 x 2.2 cm)
9.9 oz. (0.28kg) (show scale)
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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
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Ibis Head, 664–30 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 in. (10.2 x 11.4 x 2.2 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, 16.580.156. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 16.580.156_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
overall, 16.580.156_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012
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Bronze ibis head. Eyes outlined in silver inlay. Details of beak indicated by incisions. Oblong tang for attachment at base of neck. Cast solid.
Condition: Surface brown and free from pitting. Silver inlay around eyes heavily corroded with considerable portions missing.
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