AN EGYPTIAN WOOD AND BRONZE IBIS
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. WILSON WHEATCROFT, PH.D.
AN EGYPTIAN WOOD AND BRONZE IBIS

LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN WOOD AND BRONZE IBIS
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
Depicted standing with its left leg advanced, the body sculpted in wood, the legs, tail feathers and head each separately cast of bronze and inserted, the neck sinuous, with grooves along the length of the long curved beak, the eyes recessed for now-missing inlays
5 in. (12.7 cm.) long
Provenance
Dr. Harry Hoogstraal, an American military physician, acquired in the Sudan in 1948.
Captain Merrill Wheatcroft, Cairo, brought to the U.S. in 1955; thence by descent.

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