About this object

One of two fragments in the form of duck heads which come from the cross members of a folding stool. The ebak of each duck is open and the tongue forms the tenon which slots into the mortise of the floor rails. Polished wood with finely inlaid ivory and eye beads. At the base of each neck is an accurately incised wave pattern. The neck of each bird has been sawn through showing clearly the saw marks. The only surviving ivory inlays are the two eyes; the right cheek of the bird is split open with the lower part of eye inlay exposed.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 18 (about 1479 - 1295 BC)
  • Materials
    Tooth Ivory; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    199 mm x 39 mm x 34 mm
  • Note
    Compare: British Museum 29284; Manchester Museum 4229; Royal Ontario Museum 914.2.1; Egyptian Museum Cairo JE62035 (Tutankhamun Carter number 83)
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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