Ba bird



Accession Number
W442
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Sculpture, Ba bird
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 84mm | Width: 33mm | 50mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

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.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 206]