Greek Terracotta Rattle in the Shape of a Sheep


A Greek terracotta child’s rattle in the shape of a sheep. The rattle still retains much of the original red and white pigmentation.

Date: Circa 5th Century BC
Condition: Fine condition; some signs of ageing on the surface.

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Product Code: PM-59
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Small pieces of dried clay were placed inside the rattle to produce a ringing sound when shaken. In Ancient Greece, the sound produced by rattles was also intended to ward off evil.

Weight 63.7 g
Dimensions L 8 cm
Pottery and Porcelain



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