An Egyptian Composite Wood and Bronze Figure of an Ibis, Late Period, 716-30 B.C., in whole or in part
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
An Egyptian Composite Wood and Bronze Figure of an Ibis
Late Period, 716-30 B.C., in whole or in part
with recessed circular eyes, long slender legs with engraved crosshatched markings, the wood body pieced together leaving an internal cavity for the now missing ibis mummy.
30 by 53 cm.
Condition typical of composite figures of this type.
Beak glued onto head and abraded beneath the tip.
Neck glued onto body. Losses to gesso and pigment on head and neck. Separately-made eyes now missing.
Losses to tail end, where a separately made bronze tail was originally inserted. Hollow body made in two parts and stuffed with a modern crumpled piece of paper.
Three holes on each side of the underbelly below the wings, where the original bronze feet would have been attached.
Current bronze feet either not belonging or modern.
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