- Museum number
Terracotta rattle in the form of a pig or boar; wheel-made body with pinched and incised anatomical details; the rattle element is intact inside the body.
- Production date
- 300 BC-50 BC
Length: 12.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a discussion of the type see Buchholz 1967, 144ff and Lund 2015, 147-9 and with a catalogue of other examples 300-2ff (though omitting GR 1881,8-24.77 and GR 1982,7-29. 89, both from Salamis). Kolotourou 2005 discusses the role of rhythm and percussion in ritual: see esp. 186-7.
Buchholz H.-G. 1967, 'Tönerne Rasseln aus Zypern', AA 1966, 140-51.
Kolorourou K. 2005, 'Music and cult: the significance of percussion and the Cypriote connection', in V. Karageorghis et al. (eds), Cyprus: Religion and society from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Archaic period (Möhnesee-Wamelm), 183-204.
Lund J. 2015, A study of the circulation of ceramics in Cyprus from the 3rd Century BC to the 3rd Century AD. Gösta Enbom Monographs 5 (Arrhus).
- On display (G69/dc8)
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number