Mold for Making a Benu Bird
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 26, or later
4 9/16 × 4 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (11.6 × 11.5 × 3.8 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Mold for Making a Benu Bird. Limestone, 4 9/16 × 4 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (11.6 × 11.5 × 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.127. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.16.127_view01.jpg)
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Square limestone mould with figure of a Benu bird (Phoenix) facing right, in sunk relief.
Condition: Minor chips (ancient) on surface. Slight discolorations, otherwise perfect. Typical specimen of average workmanship.
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