More art from strange places: Mummified Egyptian Ibis

 

This bird was believed to be sacred by the ancient Egyptians.  They mummified such birds and buried them along with important people – with plenty of birdseed for the afterlife.

This image is a 3-D reconstruction by anthropologist Andrew Wade using computed tomography.  I am fascinated by the colors and think it makes a striking, if accidental, piece of art.

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