Fragmentary figurine of a camel and rider
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite
10.3 x 7.5 cm (4 1/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription