Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1420-1190 B.C.E.
Late Helladic III Period
2 15/16 x 15/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.5 x 2.4 x 5.5 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Greek. Votive Bird, ca. 1420-1190 B.C.E. Terracotta, pigment, 2 15/16 x 15/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.5 x 2.4 x 5.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.748a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.748a-b_print_bw.jpg)
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Small figure of a bird with long neck, solid body pierced horizontally through place where wings would attach. Beak is pinched out vertically; tail is a pinched-out horizontal flange; lower part of body is modeled into an oval “peg” where legs would be. Feathering of chest, body and wings are painted in dark brown paint; a horizontal painted band encircles peg 2.5 cm from bottom.
Condition: Large shallow chip from right side of neck. Paint worn in several areas – left side of head, and chest.
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