Middle/New Kingdom Weight in the Form of a Waterfowl

SKU PF.0301
Circa

2300 BC to 1300 BC

Dimensions

2″ (5.1cm) high x 3.125″ (7.9cm) wide

Medium

Hematite

Origin

Sinai, Egypt

Gallery Location

USA


 

Though it is very ancient, the purity of line in this rare sculpture gives it a remarkably contemporary feel. With just a few simple features, the Egyptian artist has evoked the essence, the eternal spirit of a water bird (almost certainly a duck, since similar duck sculptures are known in faience). How amazing that millennia ago someone could have defined and captured the timeless qualities of nature and expressed them in a way that is as meaningful to the modern age as to the ancient one. FOUND IN SINAI

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