Hedgehog figurine

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period
1700–1550 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x length: 9 x 7.2 cm (3 9/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1996.98

Medium or Technique

Marl clay

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Hedgehog figurine of modeled marl clay; upper surface ridged and covered with punctate depressions, some of which still hold the remains of wooden sticks; transverse hole (one side of which is chipped away) possibly for an axle.

Provenance

By date unknown, with Ancient World Arts, Ltd.; March 1996, purchased by Peter Lacovara, Boston; May 1996, given to the MFA by Peter Lacovara.
(Accession Date: May 22, 1996)

Credit Line

Gift in honor of Cornelius and Emily Vermeule