Dish in the Form of a Trussed Duck
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Cosmetic dishes in the form of trussed ducks were made throughout the Eighteenth Dynasty, This example shows the bird with its head turned back; the duck's openwork neck forms the handle of the dish.
Egyptian alabaster (calcite) or aragonite
ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E., ca. 1327-1323 B.C.E., or ca. 1323-1295 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
2 7/8 x 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (7.3 x 1.6 x 14.6 cm)
2 11/16 x 5 15/16 in. (6.8 x 15.1 cm) (show scale)
Museum Collection Fund
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Dish in the Form of a Trussed Duck, ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E., ca. 1327-1323 B.C.E., or ca. 1323-1295 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite) or aragonite, 2 7/8 x 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (7.3 x 1.6 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.665. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.665_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
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Alabaster toilet dish in the form of a trussed duck. Head curved and joined to front of dish with openwork neck forming handle. Wings and feet incised on underside of dish. Eyes inlaid with black substance. This may be a cover for a stone vessel, which was probably intended to hold paint.
Condition: Perfect. One edge of interior of dish has slight depression with brown stains.
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