Model offering duck
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 4733 E
Height x width x length: 2.5 x 3.6 x 6.1 cm (1 x 1.4 x 2.4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Miniature model of a trussed duck, a magical substitute for the real food offerings left in tombs.
From Giza, tomb G 4733 E. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (field no. 14-1-65), February 1914; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition