Greek. <em>Votive Bird</em>, ca. 1420-1190 B.C.E. Terracotta, pigment, 2 15/16 x 15/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.5 x 2.4 x 5.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.748a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.748a-b_print_bw.jpg)

Votive Bird


Medium: Terracotta, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1420-1190 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 15/16 x 15/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.5 x 2.4 x 5.5 cm)


Accession Number: 35.748a-b

Image: CUR.35.748a-b_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small figure of a bird with long neck, solid body pierced horizontally through place where wings would attach. Beak is pinched out vertically; tail is a pinched-out horizontal flange; lower part of body is modeled into an oval “peg” where legs would be. Feathering of chest, body and wings are painted in dark brown paint; a horizontal painted band encircles peg 2.5 cm from bottom. Condition: Large shallow chip from right side of neck. Paint worn in several areas – left side of head, and chest.

Brooklyn Museum