Figurine of a goose

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2186 (= G X.5)

Dimensions

Height x Length: 3.9 x 6.8 cm (1 9/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1193

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Made of pale green faience, this small sculpture repersents a goose with its head tucked back. Because it is hollow and there are pieces inside, which rattle when it is shaken, it has been suggested that it is a child’s rattle.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2186 (= G X.5). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition