Rare depiction of a Maltese female dog suckling her offspring. Attractive animal with detailed fur and curled tail.
The dog holds a puppy between the front paws and licks its head; the other two suckle further.
The group stands on a slightly domed oval base.
Published as item no. 398, p. 146, pl. 125 (lower left) in: Paul Perdrizet. Les terres cuites grecques d’Égypte de la collection Fouquet. Paris 1921. (copy of the publication record joined)
Hollow formed terracotta from a two-piece mold. Part of the back side missing with remains of a vent hole. Much use of the modeling tool to indicate the fur. Dark-brown terracotta.
Inscribed inside 883 and fabric tag reading 883 (faint) and Fiche (record card). Mounted on a plinth.
Egyptian, Lower Egypt, Roman Period, 1st-2nd century AD
L 6.8 cm (2.7 in)
H. 5 cm (2 in)
H. with plinth 6.2 cm (2.4 in)
Fine and rare, with much use of the modeling tool. Two halves reglued, chip on the head fixed, vertical notch along the body.
Ex collection of Dr. Daniel Fouquet, Cairo, around 1900.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.