Figurine of an Elephant
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 3850-3300 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period, Naqada I to early Naqada II Period
1 3/4 x 7/8 x 2 13/16 in. (4.5 x 2.3 x 7.1 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Small rather crude figurine of reddish brown pottery, representing a young elephant (?). Legs stumpy forelegs and hindlegs joined without any separation. Hindpart of body higher. Very short tail. Ears or horns crudely indicated. No neck. Head long and painted. Probably a toy.
Condition: Intact, except for slight chipping at right hind leg.
This item is not on view
Figurine of an Elephant, ca. 3850-3300 B.C.E. Terracotta, 1 3/4 x 7/8 x 2 13/16 in. (4.5 x 2.3 x 7.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.325. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.325_threequarter01.JPG)
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