Egyptian Bronze Ibis

An ancient Egyptian bronze standing ibis.

Late Period,
Ca. 700-30 BC.
2 1/2 in. (6 cm).

The ibis was especially associated with Thoth, one of the most important Egyptian gods. Thoth played a role in maintaining the universe, along with his wife Maat (truth). Thoth was also heavily associated with scribal procedures and writing, and by extension with magic, science, and judgment.

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Isidor Silbermann, 1960s; subsequently J. W. collection, Salem, Oregon.
Inv#: 7633
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$3,500

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