7 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR
AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED IBIS
Roman Imperial Period, Circa 2nd Century A.D.
With bands of wrapped linen enclosing the bird, the head turned back
6¼ in. (15.9 cm) high
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For a similar example see no. 188, p. 232 in D'Auria et al., Mummies and Magic, The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt.
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