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ANIMAL FIGURINES (No. 50 à 52)

H: 12cm; 5cm; 5,5cm. Terra-cotta
Group C - Egyptian Museum, Leipzig


These statuettes were found in Group C tombs at Aniba (circa 2000 B.C.). They represent a bearded goat and two rams, one of which bears a shere pierced with holes, reminiscent of certain cave drawings in the Tassili region of the Sahara. The ram capped with a disk would have represented the god Amon for the Kushites. One can suppose that, just as in Egypt, the representation of livestock assured the deceased of food in the other world.


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