Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This bronze ibis head weighs three Egyptian deben (or 9½ ounces), a large expense for the person who commissioned the animal mummy it once decorated.
Dynasty 26, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
4 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 in. (10.2 x 11.4 x 2.2 cm)
9.9 oz. (0.28kg) (show scale)
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
Bronze ibis head. Eyes outlined in silver inlay. Details of beak indicated by incisions. Oblong tang for attachment at base of neck. Cast solid.
Condition: Surface brown and free from pitting. Silver inlay around eyes heavily corroded with considerable portions missing.
This item is not on view
Ibis Head, 664–30 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 in. (10.2 x 11.4 x 2.2 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, 16.580.156. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 16.580.156_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
overall, 16.580.156_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012
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