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In this detail, one man plucks birds while another splits the carcas. Above, prepared carcases have been hung up to dry. Eventually they will be stored in the pottery jars.

Man Carring Ducks

Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 18
Date: ca. 1550–1295 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt; Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium: Tempera on mud plaster
Dimensions: H. 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); W. 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Credit Line: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1906
Accession Number: 06.1332.1

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