16 June 2006
A CYPRIOT TERRACOTTA RATTLE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
The ribbed barrel-shaped hollow body wheel thrown, tapering to the short tail, a vent below, the cylindrical snout flaring at the end, the eyes also vent holes, with an arching ridge of bristles along the spine, the ears pointed, the body, face and ridge embellished with incision, a loose rattle ball within the body, some white slip and pink pigment preserved throughout
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) long
with Charles Ede, London, 1993 (Greek and Roman Terracotta Sculpture, no. 39).
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For a related example see no. 440, p. 160 in Randsborg, et al., Riflessi di Roma, Impero Romano e Barbari del Baltico.
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