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Ba bird amulet

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Ba bird amulet with a human head and detailed feather pattern on the front and back of the wings. The wings are made from a single layer of hammered gold, while the body is made of two joined sheets of gold.


By 1879: Mrs. Mabel Lowell Burnett Collection; April, 1879: lent by Mrs. Mabel Lowell Burnett; March 6, 1924: given to the MFA by Dr. F.L. Burnett. (Accession Date: March 6, 1924)

Credit Line

Gift of James Burnett Lowell, Francis Lowell Burnett, Esther Lowell Cunningham, and Lois Burnett Rantoul

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.


Length x width: 4.4 x 2.2 cm (1 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets