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Egyptian Terracotta Boy Feeding a Goose, Published 1921, 2nd-1st Century BC

Child feeding a goose. He holds the bird under his left arm and feeds it from a cup. The boy sits on the ground and wears a hooded shirt.

Made of two halves. Vent hole behind, old ink inscription reading 1122.

Pedrizet identified the figurine as a new variant of the child with the goose theme, which was repeatedly used in Hellenistic art. In general, the boy is not shown treating the goose with care as here, but fighting with the bird, either by chocking it or pressing it against the ground.

Ex Daniel Fouquet (1850-1914) collection, published as item no. 61, p. 17, pl. 78 (lower left) in: Paul Perdrizet. Les terres cuites grecques d’Égypte de la collection Fouquet. Paris 1921. (copy of the publication record joined)

Intact and rare. Surface slightly worn, with traces of whitewash.

H. 8.3 cm (3.3 in), H. with stand 9.4 cm (3.7 in)

Ex collection of Dr. Fouquet, Cairo, around 1900.

Sold 1200 USD

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