Wooden ointment container in the form of a trussed duck, with its head turned back to touch its shoulder. Vessels of this type were popular in the New Kingdom, and probably served a ritual function.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way