BRONZE IBIS FIGURE

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BRONZE IBIS FIGURE

Solid cast statuette of an ibis squatting on its large feet with spread toes; slender body with subtle rendering of wings, large grooved and curved beak, collar around neck, eyes indicated in relief; small tang at underside feet

Ex priv. coll. P.H.G.H. Jansen, The Hague, Netherlands, acq. from Jacques Schulman, Amsterdam, 1969; hence coll. M. Jansen, Netherlands, by inheritance (with statement)
Dim. 7 x 9,7 cm. Green and reddish brown patina. Mounted

Saite Period, 26th Dyn., 664 – 525 BC

The ibis was the sacred bird of the god of writing, Toth.
Publ. Jacques Schulman B.V., Amsterdam 1969, List 769, no. 51

 12.500

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