Container in the shape of a trussed duck

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

H. 13 cm, w. 5 cm, d. 1.8 cm

Accession Number

72.4306

Medium or Technique

Wood

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2020

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way