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Bovine figurine

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RBW animal figurine with horns, probably cattle. Hoofs and tips of horns are painted black. Models of cattle and sheep indicate their economic importance; they may also have been placed in burials for magical purposes.

Provenance

From Seali/Meris (Egypt) (ASN 40). 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: June 8, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, C-Group, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 3.2 x 10 cm (2 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1571

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture