<em>Ibis Coffin (Thoth)</em>, 305–30 B.C.E. Wood, silver, gold leaf, gesso, rock crystal, pigment, 16 3/4 x 8 x 22 in. (42.5 x 20.3 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.48a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 49.48_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)

Ibis Coffin (Thoth)

Medium: Wood, silver, gold leaf, gesso, rock crystal, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305–30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 16 3/4 x 8 x 22 in. (42.5 x 20.3 x 55.9 cm)



Accession Number: 49.48a-b

Image: 49.48_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing figure of an ibis serving as container for mummified ibis. Wooden body, entire surface gilded. Conventionalized tail indicated by black paint over the gilt. Top of body cut for cover which runs entire length of body. Head and feet cast (solid?) in silver. Eyes of crystal outlined in gold. Incised necklace at base of neck. Mounted on oblong wooden base, apparently original, of rough work. Condition: Intact. Minor chips along edges of cover. One section on front of body where gesso base has lifted and cracked. Gilt is covered with resin (?) which may be remains of a varnish.

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