Muscovy Duck Effigy Vessel

SKU K.108
Circa

1 AD to 300 AD

Dimensions

8.5″ (21.6cm) high

Medium

Terracotta

Origin

Peru (North Coast)

Gallery Location

USA


 

Delicately rendered in shades of orange, brown and cream, this splendid life-size duck appears to be settling down for the night. He tucks his bill in close to his chest but his eyes are still open and watchful, as if he doesn't believe that we are only admiring his plumage and not considering him for a meal.

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