Birds and Papyrus Plaque

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Birds and Papyrus Plaque

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Jean-Philippe Lauer (1902 – 2001), was a French architect and prominent Egyptologist. This limestone relief was unearthed during Lauer's 1948 excavations of the upper temple of the funerary complex of Userkaf, the first king of the 5th Dynasty.


The piece depicts several birds; the pied kingfisher, purple gallinule, the striped hoopoe, the sacred ibis, the night heron and the European kingfisher.

Height 28cm

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