Mummified Ibis



Mummified ibis wrapped in linen bands arranged as a conical bundle. Radiographs are required to confirm contents. Ibises were sacred birds of Thoth the god of scribes and writing. The long beak of the ibis reminded the Egyptians of a scribe’s pen dipped in ink. Worshippers donated bronze and faience figures or the mummified remains of an ibis as gifts to Thoth.