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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    before probably ca. 240 BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved ivory

  • Museum number:

    A.16-1917

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This Egypto-Roman ivory figure depicts a naked boy seated on the graund clasping a goose to him with both arms; at each side is a bunch of grapes. This figure belongs to a large group of works of this subject and bears close resemblance to a silver statuette in the British Museum found near Alexandria together with coins which prove it to have been buried in the early years of Ptolemy III. (about 240 BC)

Physical description

A naked boy seated on the ground clasping a bird to him with both arms; at each side is a bunch of grapes.

Place of Origin

Egypt (possibly, made)

Date

before probably ca. 240 BC (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved ivory

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm

Descriptive line

Carved ivory figure of a boy holding a goose. Egypto-Roman.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Journal of Hellenic Studies. 1885, VI. p. 1. pl. I.

Materials

Ivory

Subjects depicted

Boy; Goose

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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