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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Height: 7.500 cm

Museum number

GR 1894.11-1.498


Miss E.T. Turner Bequest excavations


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