Late Period (722-332 B.C.E.)
Bronze, wood, linen, plaster, pigments
29.8 x 12 x 27 cm (with base)
Purchase, gift of F. Cleveland Morgan, inv. 1955.B.1
Archeology and World Cultures
Of the three species of ibis known in Egypt, the largest is the white or sacred ibis. This bird embodied Thoth, the god of wisdom and knowledge, primarily in Middle Egypt, in the city of Hermopolis.