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New Empire ( second half of the 2nd century B.C.)
H: 15 cm
The animal is complete, but its muzzle, lost, is fully restored. Chips and chips, especially on the base.
This seal, modeled in the shape of a stylized pig was carved from a cream-colored limestone.
Like almost all Syrian terracotta statuettes dated to this period, this figurine was hand-modeled in a very stylized, almost instinctive manner; it is seated on a simplified stool.
The statuette depicts a standing man, with a mask, which characterizes him as an actor. He is dressed in a large cloak. As it is usually the case at that time for terracotta examples, our figurine was molded in two parts, the front and the back.
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