Model of a Bird



Model of a bird which appears to be a pigeon, from a funerary model figure. Would probably have been held in the hand of an offering bearer. Black paint on gesso survive on the tail and lower part of the figure. Trace of a small label stuck to the underside. From Beni Hasan, cemetery below the Middle Kingdom rock-cut tombs: excavated by John Garstang of the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology, 1902-1904.