Dish with Two Geese
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Though actual ducks and geese could be mummified and included in the tomb as food offerings, more commonly plates in the form of prized food animals were buried with the deceased. This dish shows two geese with necks and bodies entwined.
ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E.
Dynasty 18 to Dynasty 19
8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 in. (20.9 x 13.9 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Dish with Two Geese, ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E. Steatite, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 in. (20.9 x 13.9 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.312. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.312_front_PS2.jpg)
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