Hedgehog toy from 1500-1200 BC. Found at the temple of Inshushinak in the city of Susa, capital of the ancient Elamite civilization (in modern day Iran).

Hedgehog toy from BC. Found at the temple of Inshushinak in the city of Susa, capital of the ancient Elamite civilization (in modern day Iran). The Hedgehog was a symbol of the womb of the Mother Goddess in ancient Europe and the Near East.

Figurine of a small boar, from Tappeh Sarab, Iran, c.6th millennium BC (clay) national mus iran. مجسمه گلی با شمایل گراز ، هزاره ششم قبل از میلاد (قدمت بیش از ۷۰۰۰ سال ) تپه سر آب، موزه‌ ایران باستان ،تهران By: Virtual Museum of Iran Art / موزه مجازی هنر ایران On Facebook. IranologySociety.

Figurine of a small boar from Tappeh Sarab - Iran, ca millennium BC. Clay sculpture with icons boar. (dating back more than years) water hills, Museum of Iran, Tehran / Iran Virtual Museum of Art.

Egyptian Faience Hippopotamus 24940 Culture : Egyptian Period : Late Period (Persian Period, 6th–4th century B.C.) Material : Faience

Egyptian Faience Hippopotamus 24940 Culture : Egyptian Period : Late Period (Persian Period, century B.

Funerary Sculpture of a Dog  China (Sichuan), 25-220 AD  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Funerary Sculpture of a DogChina, Sichuan Province, Eastern Han dynasty, Sculpture: Molded earthenware with modeled and carved decoration LACMA

FINE HAN DYNASTY POTTERY OX Exquisitely modeled, Chinese Han Dynasty pottery ox; in a recumbent position but with head raised in alert and depicted with a pair of fine sharp horns; L: 13 1/4"

finely modeled and in a recumbent position but with head raised in alert and depicted with a pair of fine sharp horns;

AN AMLASH TERRACOTTA ANIMAL RHYTON CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. The muzzle forming the spout, with pierced nostrils, eyes and ears, incised line down rump representing tail 12 in. (30.5 cm.) long

AN AMLASH TERRACOTTA ANIMAL RHYTON CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. The muzzle forming the spout, with pierced nostrils, eyes and ears, incised line down rump representing tail 12 in. (30.5 cm.) long

AN URARTIAN BLACK BURNISHED POTTERY RAM RHYTON  9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.  The animal…

AN URARTIAN BLACK BURNISHED POTTERY RAM RHYTON 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C. The animal…

AN AMLASH POTTERY ANIMAL RHYTON - CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. - In the form of a quadruped, with long body and flat rump, short hind legs and slender forelegs, a small tail indicated at the back, with long horns and rounded ears, the eyes and nostrils pierced, an incised line indicating the mouth, the flaring spout emerging from under the nose, with four incised lines on the underside 7 ¾ in. (19.6 cm.) long

AN AMLASH POTTERY ANIMAL RHYTON - CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. - In the form of a quadruped, with long body and flat rump, short hind legs and slender forelegs, a small tail indicated at the back, with long horns and rounded ears, the eyes and nostrils pierced, an incised line indicating the mouth, the flaring spout emerging from under the nose, with four incised lines on the underside 7 ¾ in. (19.6 cm.) long

AN AMLASH POTTERY BULL RHYTON - CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. - With prominent neck hump, the muzzle extending into the spout, with short horns and a notched ridge representing the dewlap, and notched vertical tail, on four stocky legs 11 7/8 in. (30 cm.) high

AN AMLASH POTTERY BULL RHYTON - CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. - With prominent neck hump, the muzzle extending into the spout, with short horns and a notched ridge representing the dewlap, and notched vertical tail, on four stocky legs 11 7/8 in. (30 cm.) high

AN AMLASH TERRACOTTA BULL RHYTON 10TH-8TH CENTURY B.C. The hollow vessel with prominent rump and neck hump, the muzzle extending into a long spout, with curved horns and punched circular incised eyes, with vertical ridges for the dewlap and tail, on four tapering legs, incised dots and dotted zigzag flanking the dewlap, dotted decoration on the back with three dotted circles on one side and four circles on the other, 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) long

AN AMLASH TERRACOTTA BULL RHYTON 10TH-8TH CENTURY B.C. The hollow vessel with prominent rump and neck hump, the muzzle extending into a long spout, with curved horns and punched circular incised eyes, with vertical ridges for the dewlap and tail, on four tapering legs, incised dots and dotted zigzag flanking the dewlap, dotted decoration on the back with three dotted circles on one side and four circles on the other, 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) long

figure of a walking hippopotamus Date	1880 BCE (c.)Cultural Context	Egyptian

figure of a walking hippopotamus 1880 BCE (c.) Misr, Egypt Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich

AN AMLASH POTTERY BULL RHYTON -   CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. -   With…

AN AMLASH POTTERY BULL RHYTON - CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. - With…

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