This is a raised relief showing a human-headed bird or ba bird.
This object is from Egypt but the exact location is unknown. The ba was one aspect of a person that survived after death. It is often translated as ‘spirit’ though this is a very simplified idea of the ba, and ‘personality’ might be closer to the ancient Egyptian idea. The ba could travel between the tomb and the underworld, but it had to return to the body at night. This carving is possibly from a temple in Upper Egypt or Nubia. This is a raised relief showing a human-headed bird or ba bird. It is made from sandstone. We do not know how old this object is.