8 June 2007
A TEL EL-YAHUDIYEH POTTERY DUCK-FORM VESSEL
CIRCA 1900-1700 B.C.
Of burnished black fabric, naturalistic in form, the vessel opening at the back of the head, the open bill serving as the spout, the handle joining to the middle of the back, balancing on two small feet, the tapering body embellished with incised overlapping feathers, large ovoid wings incised along the breast, the eyes large circles
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) long
London Art Market, 1980.
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For a fish-form vessel of similar fabric and design, see no. 37, p. 102 in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Treasures of the Holy Land, Ancient Art from the Israel Museum.
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