Fragmentary figurine of a camel and rider

Greek


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite

Dimensions

10.3 x 7.5 cm (4 1/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.927

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Camel laden, fragment . Light-yellow brown-coarse, common, unglazed clay: The head, neck, legs, tail, and all but the legs of the rider are missing. Two large bags across the back. Pommel of the saddle in front. Traces of black and red. Hollow.

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