Hollow Figure of a Trussed Duck
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Placing models of food items in the tomb was one way to ensure food for the deceased in the netherworld. This model of a trussed duck guaranteed one of the delicacies that Egyptian nobles expected to enjoy in the afterlife.
Egyptian alabaster (calcite)
ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
2 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 in. (5.7 x 9.5 x 12.7 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Museum Collection Fund
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Hollow Figure of a Trussed Duck, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 5 in. (5.7 x 9.5 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.667. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.667_tlf.jpg)
installation, To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum Broooklyn Installation (2010), CUR.11.667_tlf.jpg
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Large alabaster figure of a trussed duck in the round. Interior hollowed out to form receptacle. Probably originally fitted with cover in form of duck’s head.
Condition: General condition good, rim chipped, surface slightly worn. Down center of one side are faint traces of marks.
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