<em>Hedgehog Rattle</em>, ca. 1938–1700 B.C.E. Faience, 3 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (7.6 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 59.186. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 59.186_NegA_bw_SL4.jpg)

Hedgehog Rattle

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1938–1700 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (7.6 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 59.186

Image: 59.186_NegA_bw_SL4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Blue-green faience rattle in the form of a hedgehog. Hollow with pellets. Spikes and details of body indicated by manganese drawing; head in raised relief on underside of object. Flat base, oval upper side. Condition: Intact. Circular piece of faience at back of body was removed and replaced before firing presumably to hollow out the body.

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