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Ladle or Shallow Pan in Form of Goose's Neck

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
This object may have served as a ladle or cooking pan. The graceful handle reproduces the curved neck of a goose and recalls similar forms on stone vessels and spoons of the period.
  • Place Excavated: Abydos, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1479–1400 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 4 9/16 x 9 3/8 in. (11.6 x 23.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze ladle or shallow pan with round bowl and flat tapering handle terminating in goose’s neck and head, bent back from handle to form loop. Two sets of three incised lines on handle; eyes of goose originally inlaid. Condition: Good, bronze is yellow-brown and now in very good condition. Object was heavily corroded and showed slightly traces of bronze disease.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION Ladle or Shallow Pan in Form of Goose's Neck, ca. 1479–1400 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 9/16 x 9 3/8 in. (11.6 x 23.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 13.1045. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.13.1045_NegL1012_32_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.13.1045_NegL1012_32_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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