Ibis Statue

Date: Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664–30 BC
Maker: Egyptian
Dimensions: 3 ¾ H x 4 ½ W x 1 7/8 Diam.
Materials: Bronze, stone, wood
Credit: Gift of Heinrich Medicus
Accession Number: 2013.1.28
The sacred ibis was associated with Thoth, god of wisdom. Votive images and bird mummies were left as gifts in his temples and sacred sites. This statue was made in parts incorporating a bronze head and feet into a stone body. The entire statue rests on a wood base.