Figurine of a goose
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2186 (= G X.5)
Height x Length: 3.9 x 6.8 cm (1 9/16 x 2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition