Mold for Making a Benu Bird
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 26, or later
4 1/2 × 5 9/16 × 1 7/16 in. (11.5 × 14.1 × 3.6 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. Soft limestone, 4 1/2 × 5 9/16 × 1 7/16 in. (11.5 × 14.1 × 3.6 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, 16.128. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.16.128_view01.jpg)
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Oblong limestone mould with figure of a Benu bird (Phoenix) facing right, in sunk relief. Details incised.
Condition: Lower right corner missing. Small black specks over most of the surface. Meaningless signs, apparently modern, scratched on upper left surface. Various minor chips. Slight groove runs through upper and lower edges and on front up to the relief.
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