Ibis Statue

Egyptian Maker
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 664–30 BC Date:
Bronze, stone, wood Materials
3 ¾ H x 4 ½ W x 1 7/8 Diam. Dimensions
Gift of Heinrich Medicus Credit
2013.1.28 Accession number
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.
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