Figure of an Ichneumon

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 2.5 x 2.5 x 5 cm (1 x 1 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.581

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Shrine-shaped box with cavetto cornice and a figure of the animal on top. The ichneumon was sacred to the goddess Wadjet.

Provenance

By 1918: Mr. and Mrs. Wiliam DeForest Tomson collection; 1918: given to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Wiliam DeForest Tomson.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson