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Figurine

Object Number:48-2-165
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Graeco-Roman
Provenience: Turkey (Country)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Jerboa
Height: 2.3 cm
Depth: 3.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:67 - Collector Number
L-2-225 - Old Loan Number

Description

Lamp lid, jerboa. Green patina removed in 1966. The end of the pierced handle is broken off. Jerboa crouches on a round flat lid. Gnaws on something held in its front paws. Its tail curls over its back, while a pierced paddle-like handle serves as a sort of second tail. Fur is indicated by fine incisions.

Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. G. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 50, no. 155, pl. 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 166-167, no. 172; p. 348, fig. 116View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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