An Egyptian unfinished limestone Cosmetic tray of a trussed duck, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550 - 1362 BCE
Duck vessels in this form were popular in the New Kingdom, compare W.C. Hayes, The Scepter of Egypt-Part II (New York) 1953, fig.199. The choice of material for this example makes a votive function more likely.
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall with some original polychrome remains. Presented on a museum quality custom mount.
Dimensions: Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.43 cm),Width: 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm)
Provenance: Christie's NY, 18th December 1998, lot #21, Bonhams, lot #13, Sale 29th April, 2004, thereafter the Harer Family Trust Collection, acquired from Charles Ede, 6 August 2004.
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