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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Ancient Egyptian Ushabtis
Terracotta Ushabti with painted features in black, yellow, and brown, a row of hieroglyphics including the Eye of Horus, the arms crossed over the chest, a seed pack to the back. Often called "Servants of the Afterlife," Ushabtis were placed in the tomb of the Mummy and were intended to be servants that would magically come to life and do any chore the Mummy might be called upon to perform in the afterlife. 18th Dynasty.
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