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Ba-bird

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Ba-bird painted red, yellow and blue. The bird has a human face. The eyes are painted in black. He is wearing a false beard and a black wig. There is black painted decoration on its chest and legs. The talons are painted red. The wings are painted yellow and black with red lines. The bird...

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Provenance

From Sheikh el-Gurna, W.925 Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Height: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

04.1764a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings