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Faience vase in the form of a duck

 

Height: 7.500 cm

Miss E.T. Turner Bequest excavations

GR 1894.11-1.498

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.

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