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    A terracotta dove flying with wings spread. A pierced suspension-lug is on the back. The left wing is mostly lost. Solid; hand-modelled. Brown Nile silt with some mica. Remains of an overall cream-coloured slip. Red and black fired-on ceramic colour stripes on wings, tail and round neck; red traces on head.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 550-650 (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Terracotta IV
    Donated: Byzantine Research and Publication Fund (BRPF). Excavated by R. Campbell Thompson and F.A. Richards in 1913-14 at Wadi Sarga, 15 miles south of Asyut. [The same as registration no. 1919,0505.316.]

    Late Roman, about AD 550-650.

    Comparandum: Near Petrie Museum uc448111, from Memphis.

    Bibliog: Dalton 1921: 178.


  • Bibliography

    • Terracotta 3727 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    fair (incomplete)

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  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

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    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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Earthenware figure of a bird; one wing is missing; brown fabric with a buff coating; traces of orange and black paint; pierced for suspension.

Earthenware figure of a bird; one wing is missing; brown fabric with a buff coating; traces of orange and black paint; pierced for suspension.

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