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Animal figurine

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This re-brown ware pottery figurine represents a small animal, probably a sheep. Models of sheep and cattle indicate their economic importance. They may have also been placed in burials for magical purposes.

Provenance

From Dakka (101/17). 1910. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government. (Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, C-Group, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Dakka, Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.5 x 7.5 cm (1 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1572

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture