Description This duck's head turned backward probably formed the finial of a long rod that originally had an ointment spoon at the other end. The round eye with well-marked tear ducts is perforated (for inlay (?)). The bill markings are indicated by incisions.
Provenance MacGregor Collection [lot 678]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923
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