Ba bird

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A wooden ba bird painted red and black. The paint seems to have been put straight on top of the wood, without gesso. Examples of ba-bird statues appear in the New Kingdom but are much more common later. Many 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. 202]

Last modified: 11 Apr 2022

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