Ba bird amulet

pictured as a human-headed falcon, it was one of the five main elements a person was made up of, the one encompassing, as it were, his or her “personality.” It could return from the world of the living and journey with the sun in the sky.

Cat. 6900
Gilt wood
2.5 x 1.2 x 1.7 cm
722–332 BCE
Late Period
Sala 11 Vetrina 01
Museo Egizio