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

Ibis Coffin

Medium: Wood, silver, gold leaf, gesso, rock crystal, animal remains, linen, 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)

Collections:

Museum Location: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 49.48

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. Mummified ibis within body. 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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