Unknown Pre-Columbian, ‘Muscovy Duck Effigy Vessel’, 1 AD to 300 AD, Barakat Gallery
Unknown Pre-Columbian, ‘Muscovy Duck Effigy Vessel’, 1 AD to 300 AD, Barakat Gallery
Unknown Pre-Columbian, ‘Muscovy Duck Effigy Vessel’, 1 AD to 300 AD, Barakat Gallery
Unknown Pre-Columbian, ‘Muscovy Duck Effigy Vessel’, 1 AD to 300 AD, Barakat Gallery

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.

About Unknown Pre-Columbian