Accession number: 2004.730 Inventory number: IP 01
Object: Artificial duck
Material/technique: Papier-mâché / hand-painted
Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.
Brief description: Life-size model of a duck, made from papier-mâché, painted in different colors and varnished. The present object is used as a lamp with a build-in electrical light. Originally such ‘ducks’ where used in Afghanistan as baits for duck hunting.
Measurement: L. 22cm W. 10 cm H. 29 cm Weight 310 g
Provenance: Bought from an Afghan dealer in Basel early 1990s.
Donated by: Mrs. Irene Pfirter-Borghi, Basle (Switzerland)