Today we’ll show you a very special vase in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir's collection. This curious 65-centimetre tall alabaster vase is shaped like a trussed goose with its feathers plucked. Its wings and legs can be clearly seen on the its sides, whereas its curled neck and head creatively form its rim. It was discovered in 1935 in one of the underground galleries beneath the Step Pyramid of King Djoser. Its shape of the vase suggests that it may have been used to store goose oil, or perhaps even dried up goose for consumption in the afterlife.
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