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Mouse, toy


Toy mouse in dark grey clay coated with remains of a brown pigment and red blobs, with a wooden stick for the tail and a moveable wooden jaw: Ancient Egyptian, New Kingdom, c.1550 -1069 BC

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Mouse, toy

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


New Kingdom, Ancient Egyptian

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian


Clay, Wood, Wood

Collection place(s)

Egypt, Northern Africa


  • Ancient Egypt Rediscovered (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Egyptian Gallery, 2003 - 2008 (2003 - 2008)
    Royal Scottish Museum

  • Ancient Egypt (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland


Reeves, N. (2015) "A Rare Mechanical Figure from Ancient Egypt", Metropolitan Museum Journal, 50, p.58.

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