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Duck Cosmetic Box
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Duck Cosmetic Box


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Description The wings of this charming cosmetic container pivot outward, revealing a storage compartment. The eyes were once inlaid. The pintail duck is one of Egypt's most common species of waterfowl and was a popular decorative motif.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/16/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
8/06/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance Reverend Wiliam MacGregor Collection Sale, Sotheby's, London, 1922, no. 703; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase [from unknown dealer in Paris]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
1550-1196 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
hippopotamus ivory, elephant ivory, bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.519
Measurements
2 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 8 1/16 in. (7 x 6.6 x 20.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)
  • Levant (Place of Discovery)

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