Height: 7.500 cm
Miss E.T. Turner Bequest excavations
Room 72: Ancient Cyprus
Faience vase in the form of a duck
Greek, perhaps made on Rhodes, 600-550 BC
From Amathus, Cyprus
This plump little duck, made from pale blue faience, may have been the product of the faience industry flourishing on the island of Rhodes. The pouring spout on the duck's back indicates that it was intended for use as a perfume bottle. The duck was placed as a grave offering in the tomb numbered 201 at Amathus on the island of Cyprus.