Zoomorphic rattle

Unknown"600-480 BC" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art
Athens, Greece

Cypriot clay figurine in the form of a boar. The figurine is hollow and contains little stones or seeds, which means that it was used as a rattle. Zoomorphic rattles were quite common in Cyprus from the Late Bronze Age onwards. This particular example dates to the Archaic period and was probably made in a workshop at Salamis.


  • Title: Zoomorphic rattle
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "600-480 BC" - ""
  • Read more: <a href="http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=resource&cresrc=1269&cnode=67&clang=1">Read more</a>
  • Provenance: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: w125 x h70 mm
  • Period: Archaic Period
  • Culture: Cypriot
  • Type: rattle
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, Th.N. Zintilis Collection, no. 602, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: clay

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