Figurine of a mouse

A bronze figure of a mouse, or rat with a short tail, measuring approximately 3cm long. It is either Roman or Egyptian, and dates from the period 30BC-AD384.
Small metal mice are found throughout the Roman Empire. This example, found in Egypt, is very similar to a mouse found in Colchester, England.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
5/1946/201
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collector Excavator
Montague, Lieutenant Colonel Leopold Agar Denys (from the collection of)
Material
copper alloy | | | |
Common Name
figurine of a mouse
Simple Name
figurine
Period Classification
Roman Period - 30 BC-AD 384
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figurine of mouse