8 June 2001
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER AND BRONZE IBIS
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C.
Standing with the talons apart, the feathering of the wings and body emphasized by the natural dark and light veining, the eyes once inlaid, with an incised herringbone pattern on the tail, the feet incised with a net pattern
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm) high
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For a similar example see no. 80 in Schoske and Wildung, Gott und Götter in Alten Ägypten.
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