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toy

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA38540

  • Description

    Toy mouse, with body modelled in poorly fired ceramic, decorated with brownish-purple paint. The lower jaw is of wood and is moveable (pivoting around wooden pins through main body). A wooden toggle pin is attached to the lower jaw by a string enabling movement.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15 centimetres
    • Width: 3.2 centimetres
    • Depth: 33 centimetres
    • Weight: 0.066 kilograms
  • Curator's comments

    For examples of toys found at Lahun, see R. David in Glimpses of Ancient Egypt. Studies in Honour of H.W. Fairman (1979), 12-15.

  • Location

    On display: G61/dc4/sB

  • Condition

    good

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA38540

  • Registration number

    OC.38540

Toy mouse, with  body modelled in poorly fired ceramicdecorated with brownish-purple paint. The lower jaw is of wood and is moveable (pivoting around wooden pins through main body). A wooden toggle pin is attached to the lower jaw by a string enabling mov

Toy mouse, with body modelled in poorly fired ceramicdecorated with brownish-purple paint. The lower jaw is of wood and is moveable (pivoting around wooden pins through main body). A wooden toggle pin is attached to the lower jaw by a string enabling mov

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