An Egyptian wood and bronze goose
Late Period, circa 664-32 B.C.
The walking bird with left leg advanced, the sinuous bronze head and neck cast with a well-defined beak and recessed nostrils, the ovoid eyes with incised outline, the cedar wood body carved with folded wings and upturned tail, the finely detailed webbed feet with pointed claws, the textured scale-like skin finely incised, 11in (28cm) high, mounted on a wood base
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Mr Ward's private collection was largely formed between the 1940s and the 1970s. This piece was purchased in the early 1970s, not before 1950 as stated in the catalogue.
It was also published in Christie's London, 14 April 1970, lot 43.