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Camel with rider

Unknown0001/0200

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Camels were indigenous to Egypt in prehistoric times. But from around 3000 BC they were no longer found there. This explains why the Ancient Egyptians did not depict them. In the 7th century BC, foreign overlords brought camels to Egypt. But it was not until the Greek era that camels started to be used in Egypt in the way that is familiar to us today, as the ‘ship of the desert’.

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  • Title: Camel with rider
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0001/0200
  • Location: Egypte
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.8 x h19 cm
  • Datering: 0-200
  • Afmetingen: hoogte: 19 cm, lengte: 15,8 cm
  • Type: votive ; statuette
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: terracotta ; earthenware

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