26 - 27 October 2004
A SYRIAN TERRACOTTA BIRD RATTLE AND FIGURE OF A BADGER
EARLY BRONZE AGE IV, CIRCA 2400-1900 B.C.
The bird rattle on high raised foot with stylized body, diagonal incisions indicating the feathers; the badger with short hatched incisions over the hollow body, the small head with punched details and pointed ears
3 in. (7.5 cm.) high and 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long respectively (2)
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 136; and Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 80 (item two).
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