Dish in the Form of a Trussed Duck
Cosmetic dishes in the form of trussed ducks were made throughout the Eighteenth Dynasty, This example shows the bird with its head turned back; the duck's openwork neck forms the handle of the dish.
- Medium: Alabaster or aragonite
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E., ca. 1327-1323 B.C.E., or ca. 1323-1295 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 2 7/8 x 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (7.3 x 1.6 x 14.6 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 11.665
- Credit Line: Museum Collection Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Dish in the Form of a Trussed Duck, ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E., ca. 1327-1323 B.C.E., or ca. 1323-1295 B.C.E. Alabaster or aragonite, 2 7/8 x 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (7.3 x 1.6 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.665. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Alabaster toilet dish in the form of a trussed duck. Head curved and joined to front of dish with openwork neck forming handle. Wings and feet incised on underside of dish. Eyes inlaid with black substance. This may be a cover for a stone vessel, which was probably intended to hold paint. Condition: Perfect. One edge of interior of dish has slight depression with brown stains.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)