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Figure of a Frog

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Faience
  • Possible Place Collected: Abydos, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3000-2675 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY I Dynasty - II Dynasty (possibly)
    PERIOD Early Dynastic Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) Base: 1 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (3.8 x 4.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous loan
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Figure of a Frog, ca. 3000-2675 B.C.E. Faience, 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm). Anonymous loan, L58.2.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L58.2.2_transp5524.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, L58.2.2_transp5524.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale green fayence statuette of a seated frog, the head looking upward. Roughly triangular base, compact pyramidal form with mouth indicated by curved line and the eyes by circles. Almost no modeling. Condition: Several large firing holes in surface. Glaze worn, major portion of mouth restored.
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