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Egyptian bronze figure of a mongoose on hind legs

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An image of Figure/Statuette. Ichneumon (mongoose), standing on hind legs. The ichneumon, also known as the Pharaoh's rat, was a furry 65cm animal with a 45cm tail, which lived in the papyrus thicket. It was prized as a controller of rodents and snakes. The ichneumon was also associated with the sun god. Production Place: Egypt. Copper alloy, cast bronze, height 13.5 cm, 332- 30 B.C. Ptolemaic Period.

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Figure/Statuette. Ichneumon (mongoose), standing on hind legs. The ichneumon, also known as the Pharaoh's rat, was a furry 65cm animal with a 45cm tail, which lived in the papyrus thicket. It was prized as a controller of rodents and snakes. The ichneumon was also associated with the sun god. Production Place: Egypt. Copper alloy, cast bronze, height 13.5 cm, 332- 30 B.C. Ptolemaic Period.

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  • Accession Number: E.214.1954
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 785 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 88.78kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1
  • Captured: 2013:10:21 14:41:24

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Ancient Egypt animal figure animals antiquity BC bronze carnivoran cast copper copper alloy Egyptian figure Fitz_ANT hind legs hindquarters ichneumon mongoose Ptolemaic Dynasty standing statuette upright

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