Model offering duck

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 4733 E

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 2.5 x 3.6 x 6.1 cm (1 x 1.4 x 2.4 in.)

Accession Number

21.2819

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Miniature model of a trussed duck, a magical substitute for the real food offerings left in tombs.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition