Ba bird



Accession Number
W429
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Sculpture, Ba bird
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 92mm | Width: 35mm | Depth: 59mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A wooden ba bird with human head and beard wearing a broad collar. The item is wood covered with gesso and painted with a dowel in the base. . 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.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 201]

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