Hollow Figure of a Trussed Duck
Placing models of food items in the tomb was one way to ensure food for the deceased in the netherworld. This model of a trussed duck guaranteed one of the delicacies that Egyptian nobles expected to enjoy in the afterlife.
- Medium: Alabaster
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 3 x 2 1/2 x 4 5/8 in. (7.6 x 6.4 x 11.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 11.667
- Credit Line: Museum Collection Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Hollow Figure of a Trussed Duck, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Alabaster, 3 x 2 1/2 x 4 5/8 in. (7.6 x 6.4 x 11.7 cm) . Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.667. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Large alabaster figure of a trussed duck in the round. Interior hollowed out to form receptacle. Probably originally fitted with cover in form of duck’s head. Condition: General condition good, rim chipped, surface slightly worn. Down center of one side are faint traces of marks which may possibly be an effaced inscription. This seems improbable.
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)