Figurine of a Calf (?)
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 3800-3300 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period, Naqada I to early Naqada II Period
1 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 2 1/4 in. (4.8 x 3 x 5.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Small rather crude figurine of dark, coarse pottery, representing a calf or hornless ox. (De Morgan: calf). All legs stumpy, but separate from each other. Eyes and muzzle very slightly indicated. Flanks protruding. Marked dewlap. Remains of light slip; no traces of paint. Probably a toy.
Condition: Right legs missing.
This item is not on view
Figurine of a Calf (?), ca. 3800-3300 B.C.E. Terracotta, 1 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 2 1/4 in. (4.8 x 3 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.324. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.324_threequarter01.JPG)
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