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ID number:  ECM 1841
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Dwarf Figurine
Object type:  Figurine
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Likely Middle Kingdom
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  overall: 6.16 cm x 2.71 cm x 2.31 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Unknown
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Faience figurine of a shaven headed bow legged dwarf, holding before him a puppy which he kisses; feet on square base. Bristles of dwarf's head and eyes picked out in black, as are the dog's spots and the edges of the base.

Bibliography:  Reeves, N. (ed.) 2008. Egyptian Art at Eton College and Durham University: Catalogue of a loan exhibition to Japan, 24 February-30 November 2008. With contributions from C. Barclay, T. Hardwick, S. Quirke, N. Reeves, J. Ruffle,
H. Schneider, and S. Spurr (Page 102, Entry No. 119).

Spurr, S., Reeves, N., and Quirke, S. 1999. Egyptian Art at Eton College: Selections from the Myers Museum. Windsor and New York. (Page 21, Entry No. 16).

Notes:  Spurr et al. (1999: 21) suggest that the puppy is in fact being fed, not kissed, and that the animal is more likely to be a piglet.

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Myers, William Joseph
British
1858-08
1899-10-30
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