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Bird figurine

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Rudely cut limestone bird. It has a flat bottom and no feet. The eyes and mouth are incised lines. Incised lines on back may represent wings? Its head tilts up slightly.

Provenance

From Abydos, temple M (64). 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.8 x 8 cm (1 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1828

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture