Model goose - ROM2018_16363_34


Model goose

Medium:Wood, carved and painted
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
7.9 × 3.1 × 3.5 cm
Object number: 907.18.776
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionWooden model of a trussed goose used to represent a food offering for the deceased.  Geese were a favourite food among the ancient Egyptians and although wild geese could certainly be hunted in the marshes, tomb scenes from the Old and Middle Kingdoms show that the high demand for these birds was met through domestication. 
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