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The handle of this stylus is identified as a crocodile, a predator that lived along the Nile.

Egypt, Ptolemaic Period (332 - 30 B.C.)
Third century B.C.

"Stylus with a Crocodile Head"
Carved bone, 11/16 x 4-3/4 x 3/16 inches
Gift of C. Herbert Ocumpaugh, 28.336
Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery

ODYSSEY HOME NEAR EAST Egypt GREECE ROME

© Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University,
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and Dallas Museum of Art
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