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Statuette

Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (found)

  • Date:

    3rd century to 4th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory

  • Museum number:

    A.92-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This Egypto-Roman statuette representing a tigress in the act of springing forward, was probably made in the third or fourth century. The treatment of the forms is characteristic of that of bronzes of the Roman period. This was apparently used as a handle; a late Roman ivory pyxis with bronze mounts has a similar leaping animal as a handle on the lid.

Physical description

Statuette of a tigress with forelegs raised, in the act of spring forward. The ivory is decayed in parts and a medal pin attached to the hind feet has stained the ivory green.

Place of Origin

Egypt (found)

Date

3rd century to 4th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory

Dimensions

Length: 11.5 cm

Descriptive line

Statuette a tigress, ivory, Egypto-Roman 3th or 4th century.

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

Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1927-1929. Part I. p. 16.
Beckwith, John. Coptic Sculpture, 300-1300. London, 1963. pp. 10, 48. fig. 12.

Materials

Ivory

Subjects depicted

Tigress

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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