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Statuette of a calf

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Light blue-green faience statuette of a recumbent calf, with spots and eyes in black. Part of the face is missing.

Provenance

By 1956: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer, December 1956; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 17, 1964.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 1980–1630 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 2.8 x 6.3cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 2 1/2in.)

Accession Number

64.2253

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture