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Figurine of a goose

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Made of pale green faience, this small sculpture repersents a goose with its head tucked back. Because it is hollow and there are pieces inside, which rattle when it is shaken, it has been suggested that it is a child's rattle.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2186 (= G X.5). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x Length: 3.9 x 6.8 cm (1 9/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1193

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture