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Ibis

Location

EGYPT

Era

Late Period (722-332 B.C.E.)

Title

Ibis

Materials

Bronze, wood, linen, plaster, pigments

Dimensions

29.8 x 12 x 27 cm (with base)

Credits

Purchase, gift of F. Cleveland Morgan, inv. 1955.B.1

Collection

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.

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