lunes, 8 de febrero de 2016

Gold appliqué

Gold appliqué
An appliqué depicting the Ba-bird, shown full-face, with outstretched wings and legs in relief upon the belly. It was probably used as an amulet to be inserted between the bandages of a mummy to protect the Ba of the deceased.
Present location MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE/MUSEO EGIZIO [05/027] FLORENCE
Inventory number 2776 ...
Dating NEW KINGDOM
Archaeological Site UNSPECIFIED
Category MUMMY TRAPPINGS
Material GOLD
Technique HAMMERING
Height 2.2 cm
Width 3.4 cm

Bibliography•AA.VV., Gioielli e ornamenti dagli Egizi all'Alto Medioevo, Firenze, 1988, pg. 131, n. 6.
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