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Figure of a Crouching Toad

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite
DATES ca. 4400–3100 B.C.E.
DYNASTY Dynasty 1 (possibly)
PERIOD Predynastic Period
DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 × 1 7/8 in. (3.1 × 4.7 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Black steatite figure of a crouching toad. Eyes indicated in raised relief, the legs by incisions. Pierced horizontally through center of body. An amulet(?). Condition: Intact. Surface worn.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Figure of a Crouching Toad, ca. 4400–3100 B.C.E. Steatite, 1 1/4 × 1 7/8 in. (3.1 × 4.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin, 58.14.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.58.14.3_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.58.14.3_NegA_print_bw.jpg., 2016
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