Maximum: 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (3.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm)
Figurines of domestic dogs become popular in the Middle Kingdom. The dog crouches playfully with its hindquarters raised and paws stretched forward. The dog's mottled coat is indicated by black spots on a blue faience body. The dog rests on a plinth which suggests it was a statuette, perhaps of the owner's pet canine.
Egyptian Purchase Fund
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, 2006 - Present
Pierre Berge & Associes, Paris, Archeologie, Miniatures orientales, Art de la Chine (October 15-16, 2005), 168, lot 730.
© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2015.
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