Statue of an ibis



Accession Number
W1048
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Tuna el Gebel
Measurements
Height: 237mm | Width: 92mm | Depth: 327mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Ibis

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Description

A wooden model of an ibis made from several sections of wood joined together and covered with gesso. At sometime in the past, the neck has been broken and has been glued back. It is thought to originate from Tuna el Gebel. It is perhaps a fake as the head and legs are unusually positioned. It was a gift from Mr Gibbs.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 91]