Faience hedgehog

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha

Dimensions

Height x length x width: 2 × 3.4 × 2.5 cm (13/16 × 1 5/16 × 1 in.)

Accession Number

20.1119

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Faience; head and under parts light blue-green glaze, back darker. The back is covered with a series of small holes, as if for the insertiion of quills. Nose battered.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. May, 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition