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Figurine: E.108.1898

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Current Location: Gallery 20

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Faience figure of a frog. Frogs were associated with the inundation (annual flooding) of the Nile an so could be linked to fertility and also the celebration of the Egyptian New Year, which was in July. Faience is a crushed quartz that is glazed.

Measurements and weight

Length: 4.3 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1898) by Egyptian Research Account

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production

Faïence

Techniques used in production

Mouldmade

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.108.1898
Primary reference Number: 49665
Oldadmincategory: FG
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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