Figurine of a Cow
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 4400-2170 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period to Old Kingdom
3 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 6 11/16 in. (10 x 5.8 x 17 cm)
mount: 6 3/4 × 6 × 2 1/4 in. (17.1 × 15.2 × 5.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Kitchenmiddens No. 108, Kom el Ahmar, Egypt; December 1907-January 1908, excavated by Henri de Morgan; 1909 purchased from Henri de Morgan by the Brooklyn Museum.
Crude figurine of brownish pottery, representing a cow. Forelegs and hindlegs joined. Belly puffed up. No udder. Neck natural. Horns very crudely indicated. Fine specimen. Perhaps a toy.
Condition: Generally good. Most of tail and much of muzzle missing; right hind foot chipped.
This item is not on view
Figurine of a Cow, ca. 4400-2170 B.C.E. Clay, 3 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 6 11/16 in. (10 x 5.8 x 17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.323. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 09.889.323_view01_PS11.jpg)
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