About this object

Clay figure of a quadruped that may represent an ox wearing a harness. Long face and small ears, that may be broken (?). Short legs and thick body and a sharp raised spine ending in a short tail. There is a roll of clay across the withers that may represent a harness. Marked by the excavator in pencil on the left side with the number 4 in a circle but the tomb number is not recorded.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date made
    1985 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 12)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the General Committee of the Institute of Archaeology, The University of Liverpool
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Esna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    54 mm x 33 mm x 32 mm
  • Note
    Was on display in Venitalator Case 45 before World War Two and evacuated to Mostyn Castle.
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Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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