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Ibis amulet
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI 664 BCE-525 BCE

Medium
faience
Measurements
2.2 × 2.8 × 1.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D136-1982
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Amulet of a crouching ibis on a low plinth, the width of which narrows towards the rear of the bird. There is a seated figure of the goddess 'ma'at' under the tip of the beak. A sizeable loop is attached to the neck and back of the bird. Intact except for slight chipping down one side of bird's beak.