Ba bird

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A wooden ba bird with metal stick legs and a solar disc on its head. There are traces of gesso and paint, particularly on the wings. An amulet, likely an ankh, hangs on the chest of the figure. This type of ba bird can be dated to the Roman Period based on parallels, with examples known from the Theban region. See, for example, MMA 24.246.2a, b (


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 205]

Last modified: 13 Oct 2023

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