12 June 2002
AN EGYPTIAN WOOD DUCK-FORM COSMETIC VESSEL
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, 1550-1307 B.C.
Represented as if swimming, each wing held in place by a dowel, swiveling open to reveal the container's cavity, the feathers on the upper surface of the wings and tail detailed by incising, the head and neck from a separate piece doweled in place
4½ in. (11.5 cm) long
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For a similar example in the Louvre see fig. XI.1 in Kozloff and Bryan, Egypt's Dazzling Sun. Amenhotep III and his World.
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