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Perfume bottle in the form of a trussed duck or goose

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The body of this slender vessel takes the shape of a plucked duck or goose bound with string and ready for cooking - a familiar theme in Egyptian art. During the Old Kingdom, some tombs were provided with life-size cases shaped like such birds with real food offerings inside, while other tombs...

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By 1996: with Emanuel Tiliakos, Winchester, MA; 1996: purchased by the MFA from Emanuel Tiliakos. (Accession Date: June 26, 1996)

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Marilyn M. Simpson Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

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length x width x height: 2.7 x 3.6 x 7.8 cm (1 1/16 x 1 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World