jueves, 7 de agosto de 2014

coffin for the mummy of a sacred ibis

Miniature coffin for the mummy of a sacred ibis. A priest is making offerings to a sculpted ibis, one of the forms of the god Thoth. During the Ptolemaic and Roman periods the Egyptians moved towards worshipping their deities in animal form as a way of self-determination. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Late period, 30th dynasty, 380 - 343 BC. Place of Origin: Tuna el-Gebel. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Turin. Location: 83

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