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Object Number: 51-46-186
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Campania
Pompeii
Period: Roman Period
Date Made: 1st century AD
Early Date: -99
Late Date: 79
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Boy
Pig
Height: 10.75cm
Length: 9.5cm
Outside Diameter:5cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1951
Other Number82-83 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number
L-238-186 - Old Loan Number
I984 - Seder Number

Description

Unglazed pottery toy rattle; child astride an animal. Decadence." (PMA/GMB 1955) Terracotta: Boy on pig. Pig standing frontal; nude boy astride, one hand forward between ears of pig, the other back on pig's hindquarters. Rectangular plinth hollow beneath. Vent hole in pig's rear end. A peppet within. Inscribed "Toy rattle Pompeii" (GRE 1979)


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