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Hedgehog figurine

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Hedgehog figurine of modeled marl clay; upper surface ridged and covered with punctate depressions, some of which still hold the remains of wooden sticks; transverse hole (one side of which is chipped away) possibly for an axle.


By date unknown, with Ancient World Arts, Ltd.; March 1996, purchased by Peter Lacovara, Boston; May 1996, given to the MFA by Peter Lacovara. (Accession Date: May 22, 1996)

Credit Line

Gift in honor of Cornelius and Emily Vermeule

Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, 1700–1550 B.C.

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Height x length: 9 x 7.2 cm (3 9/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marl clay


The Ancient World