Container in the shape of a trussed duck
H. 13 cm, w. 5 cm, d. 1.8 cm
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2020
Wooden ointment container in the form of a trussed duck, with its head turned back to touch its shoulder. Vessels of this type were popular in the New Kingdom, and probably served a ritual function.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way