Statue of a duck



Accession Number
AR50/3492
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Temporary exhibition space
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Islamic Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Provenance
Egypt, Armant
Measurements
length 3.4cm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Duck

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Description

Copper alloy (brass?) duck. Bird fittings were used on lamps and other items during the Islamic Period. See Treptow, T. and Vorderstrasse, T., (eds.) 2015. A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago,p. 173.