Model of a Bird card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Model of a Bird


Currently not on display


Carved wooden figure representing a pigeons. This would probably have been held in the hand of an offering bearer. Painted white (now very faded) with black for both wings. From Beni Hasan, cemetery below the Middle Kingdom rock-cut tombs: excavated by John Garstang of the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology, 1902-1904.