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Dog Game Piece


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Description This piece is an ivory dog which was probably intended as a gaming piece. It is prone, looking straight ahead and it's tail is curled over its right haunch. It has pendant ears and is depicted wearing a collar around its neck. This piece is well carved, and because of the precious material, was likely made for a noble person.
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Date Description Narrative
8/18/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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ca. 2850 BCE (Early Dynastic Period, late 1st-2nd dynasty)
Medium
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.622
Measurements
1 3/16 x 2 9/16 x 13/16 in. (3 x 6.5 x 2.1 cm)
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