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Hare Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 30
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 9/16 x 1/4 x 7/8 in. (1.5 x 0.7 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1191E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Hare Amulet, 664–332 B.C.E. Faience, 9/16 x 1/4 x 7/8 in. (1.5 x 0.7 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1191E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1191E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE threequarter front left, CUR.37.1191E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale green glazed faience amulet representing a recumbent hare. The long ears bear a series of incised diagonal lines. The loop is an extension upwards of the body under the ears and functions as a support for the ears which extend back horizontally from the head. The modelling is not detailed. The base is rectangular. Condition: Glaze flaking; black incrustation on bottom of base.
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