Old Babylonian Pottery Piglet O/B pig.. Product #: AS-3320 Regular price: $55.00 $55.00 Sold
Old Babylonian Pottery PigletOld Babylonian Pottery Piglet

Old Babylonian Pottery Piglet

Product Code: AS-3320
Length: 4.1CM

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An Old Babylonian cream pottery moulded pottery figurine of a piglet; the modelling quite crude.

One ear and end of snout repaired; rear leg broken in antiquity and now missing. 

Ancient Near East
Circa 19th-17th century BC. 

Models of various animals reflect a popular theme: they were probably used as ex-votos or, in the family sphere, as a toy for children. Popular in Near Eastern, Egyptian and Mediterranean ancient art, such animals were not related to any particular deity and their meaning is not entirely clear.

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An Old Babylonian cream pottery moulded pottery figurine of a piglet; the modelling quite crude.

One ear and end of snout repaired; rear leg broken in antiquity and now missing. 

Ancient Near East
Circa 19th-17th century BC. 

Models of various animals reflect a popular theme: they were probably used as ex-votos or, in the family sphere, as a toy for children. Popular in Near Eastern, Egyptian and Mediterranean ancient art, such animals were not related to any particular deity and their meaning is not entirely clear.

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