Fragment of a bird

Egyptian
Greek


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.8 x 3 x 7.3 cm (1 1/2 x 1 3/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.914

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Figurines

Light red clay, head broken off at neck, body rests on two long feet and tail, socket with hole and rim in back, large chip on one side near tail, possibly a lamp(?)

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription