An Egyptian Polychrome Painted Wood Bird
Egypt, New Kingdom, 1550 to 1070 BC. A well-rendered, voluminous carved and painted bird, probably an offering of a goose with feathers finely rendered in pigment on underside. Wings would have attached atop (now gone. 6"L, complete with plexi-mount.
Provenance: Acquired by the present owner's parents in Egypt during the 1930s/40s.
Losses to wood and pigment and cracks to surface.