LIMESTONE MOULD WITH BIRD

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LIMESTONE MOULD WITH BIRD

Rectangular plaque with deeply incised figure of squatting bird (probably a duck) to left, its head resting on body, legs tucked underneath; feathers of wing neatly indicated, body covered with tiny dots

Ex coll. P.R., Belgium; accompanied by a French passport.
12.5 x 14 cm. Chipped at the edges, otherwise intact.

Ptolemaic Period, 3rd-1st cent. BC

For a similar kind of mould (phoenix): M. Raven, Egyptische Magie, Zutphen 2010, pp. 48-9, fig. 31

 1.875