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Clay figure of a crocodile: GR.224.1899

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Current Location: In storage


Clay figure of a crocodile




Crocodile, fragment. This hand-modelled terracotta crocodile holds a fish or cake in its mouth. Such figures were produced for festivals and dedicated at sanctuaries.

Measurements and weight

Height: 4 cm
Length: 10.6 cm
Width: 5.1 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1899) by The Egyptian Exploration Fund

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.224.1899
Primary reference Number: 67356
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 November 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 17 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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