Figure of a Shrew Mouse Standing on an Oblong Plinth
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 26 (possibly, according to Petrie)
1 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. (4.4 x 3.5 x 6.6 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Small bronze figure of a shrew mouse standing on an oblong plinth with broken dowel on underside, probably from a receptacle for a mummified shrew.
Condition: Numerous spots of light green incrustation; object was obviously cleaned previously probably at about the time of its purchased. Cast solid; dowel broken; traces of incised decoration on back. Good workmanship.
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Figure of a Shrew Mouse Standing on an Oblong Plinth, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. (4.4 x 3.5 x 6.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.368. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.05.368_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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