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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Head of an Ibis, sacred to Thoth
Date Made:664-332 BCE (Dynasties 26-31)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Bronze
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:Overall: 1 11/16 in x 3/8 in x 1 9/16 in; 4.3 cm x 1 cm x 4 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.35.A.G
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Ibis head from a statuette, most likely a composite work with a gilt wood body. The ibis bird was sacred to the Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; animals; birds; deities; deities; religion; sculpture

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