A ba bird with a damaged nose. The item is wood covered with a black substance. There is a dowel in the base. Examples of ba bird statues appear in the New Kingdom but are much more common later. Many examples have holes with broken dowel fragments in the base suggesting that they were attached to shrines, stela or coffins.
Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 206]
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- Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Countess Ethel Pes di Villamarina (1864–1933)
- Last modified: 27 Oct 2020