An Egyptian alabaster and bronze ibis
Lot 317
An Egyptian alabaster and bronze ibis
£8,000 - 10,000
US$ 12,000 - 16,000

Lot Details
An Egyptian alabaster and bronze ibis
Late Period, circa 664-323 B.C.
Depicted crouching with the bronze legs bent and the talons apart, the alabaster body with delineated wings, the veining of the stone indicating feathering, the bronze head with arching neck and curving beak, the eyes once inlaid, 6¼in (16cm) long, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    UK private collection.
    German private collection, acquired circa 1970.

    Literature:
    For an example in alabaster and gold cf. S.Schoske and D. Wildung, Gott und Götter in Alten Ägypten, Mainz, 1992, no. 80.
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