Carved wooden Ibis bird sculpture covered with gesso and then painted in black and white. Ibises were sacred because they had secret knowledge, showing up shortly before the annual floods. Anyone, who killed an ibis, accidentally or not, was put to death. Feet and lower half of the beak missing. Middle Kingdom.
2040 - 1786 BC
5 1/2" x 2"
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