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Ibis figurine

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Oblong gold plinth, feathers represented by light blue and dark blue copper enamel. Alexandrian.

Provenance

Possibly from Alexandria. By 1904: Purchased from the E. P. Warren collection for the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 1904)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Object Place

Possibly Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.1 x 1.5 x 4.3 cm (1 1/4 x 9/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1748

Medium or Technique

Gold sheet over core; blue enamel

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture