Model of a Man Cooking a Duck
This wooden model depicts a man squatting on the floor trying to cook a thigh of a duck he holds in his left hand, while in the other hand he holds a fan to spark the fire, painted in front of him on the base. These models were placed in the tombs to provide the dead with eternal sustenance.
Middle Kingdom, 12th to 13th Dynasty, ca. 1980-1760 BC. Wood, plaster and paint. Dimensions: 39 x 18 x 34 cm. Schiaparelli excavations (1903-1906). From Asyut. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Turin. S. 8944