Wood and bronze, 5 1/2 × 8 11/16 × 2 in. (13.97 × 22.07 × 5.08 cm)
Gift of Varya and Hans Cohn
The Brooklyn museum has a similar piece:
Their piece is described as an "ibis coffin". "Animal remains" are listed as part of its elements. LACMA's piece is only composed of wood and bronze. If it lacks a cavity for such remains, this piece only exists to represent the god Thoth (aka Djehuty).
"In the form of the sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus), whose distinctive white surrounded by black plumage and crescent-curved bill may have held symbolic significance. Thoth was depicted in many statuettes which represent the god in general without suggesting a specific lunar or scribal aspect. The ibis may be depicted standing or sitting, and a depiction of the bird perched on a standard was the usual image used to write the god's name." (Richard Wilkinson, _The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt_, (Thames and Hudson, 2003), page 217)