Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari

Image

Description:
Owl
Phonogram:
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Sign No.:
G17
Date:
18th DynastyNew Kingdom
Type:
Temple
Provenance:
Deir el-Bahari, Thebes

Technique

Appearance:
FinishedPolychromeRelief
Colors:
BlackBlueOrangeRedWhiteYellow
Stylistic notes:
The sign shows the Barn owl (Tyto alba).
Color notes:
Red outline; face white; top of head yellow with red stripes; eyes red with black outline and pupils; blue eyebrows, ears and nose; wing yellow with blue wavy lines; breast white; body white or light yellow with black dots; yellow/orange legs with red details, black claws.
Image source:
Personal Photograph ©Dominique Navarro, 2018