Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The shape of this animal mummy resembles that of a human mummy or the figure of the god Osiris, king of the dead. The painted plaster remains of an elaborate headdress, like those worn by kings, and a curved beard also emphasized for an Egyptian viewer this mummy’s close connection with Osiris.
The X-ray shows a complete ibis inside the wrappings.
Animal remains, linen, cartonnage, pigment
Dynasty 26, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
23 × 7 × 4 in. (58.4 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Ibis Mummy, 664-332 B.C.E. Animal remains, linen, cartonnage, pigment, 23 × 7 × 4 in. (58.4 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1986E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1986E_threequarter_PS2.jpg)
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Mummified Ibis. Head given a cartonnage mask, now broken.
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