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Inlay in the form of an owl

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Top part of a an owl hieroglyph in a hard faience with polychrome glaze. Only the head and upper part of the body and wing are preserved. The feathers are executed in blue, with the eyes and beak in yellow. Probably from a shrine.


By 1971, with Mr. and Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone; given to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Rathbone December 31, 1971. (Accession Date: December 31, 1971)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Perry T. Rathbone

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, 525–305 B.C.


Height x width: 2.7 x 2 cm (1 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays