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Amulet Representing a Mouse

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 3/8 x 3/16 x 3/8 in. (1 x 0.4 x 1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1190E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Amulet Representing a Mouse, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. Faience, 3/8 x 3/16 x 3/8 in. (1 x 0.4 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1190E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1190E_NegID_37.1121E_GRPA_cropped_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1190E_NegID_37.1121E_GRPA_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Medium blue glazed faience amulet representing a mouse. The mouse crouched with its front legs stretched out before it, and its haunches raised up in the rear. The modeling is minimal with most of the surfaces being smooth curves. The bottom of the animal is flattened forming an ovoid base. Condition: Glaze well preserved on right side; glaze fading and turning brown on the rest of figure.
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