Ancient children and ancient toys

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Etruscan terracotta depicting a seated man, wife and child, 4th-3rd century B.C. The couple sits on a wide seat, the child perched on the woman lap, 15.5 cm high. Private collection

Etruscan terracotta depicting a seated man, wife and child, 4th-3rd century B.C. The couple sits on a wide seat, the child perched on the woman lap, 15.5 cm high. Private collection

Roman bronze child bracelet with inscription. 2nd-4th century A.D. Inscription IRI, 4 cm diameter. Private collection

Roman bronze child bracelet with inscription. 2nd-4th century A.D. Inscription IRI, 4 cm diameter. Private collection

Roman child on pig, 2nd century B.C. Roman Egyptian molded terracotta of a nude grotesque upon the back of a pig, 10.6 cm high. Private collection

Roman child on pig, 2nd century B.C. Roman Egyptian molded terracotta of a nude grotesque upon the back of a pig, 10.6 cm high. Private collection

Mesopotamian female nursing child, Neo Babylonian period, 800-600 B.C. 9.8 cm high. Private collection

Mesopotamian female nursing child, Neo Babylonian period, 800-600 B.C. 9.8 cm high. Private collection

Greek sleeping child with dog and grapes, 1st century B.C. Graeco Roman pottery cradle with child clutching a small dog to his right side, the child holds a bunch of grapes near his face, the cradle’s curved bottom suggests that the object was designed to be rocked, making it an ideal dollhouse toy, 10.5 cm long. Johns Hopkins archeological museum

Greek sleeping child with dog and grapes, 1st century B.C. Graeco Roman pottery cradle with child clutching a small dog to his right side, the child holds a bunch of grapes near his face, the cradle’s curved bottom suggests that the object was designed to be rocked, making it an ideal dollhouse toy, 10.5 cm long. Johns Hopkins archeological museum

Roman marble oscillum with child, 1st-2nd century A.D. Circular in form, decorated with a profile head of a child to the left, 10.7 cm diameter. Private collection

Roman marble oscillum with child, 1st-2nd century A.D. Circular in form, decorated with a profile head of a child to the left, 10.7 cm diameter. Private collection

Hellenistic terracotta of pregnant female figure, Canosan, 3rd century B.C. The seated figure wearing a short tunic pulled tightly over her protruding stomach, head tilted slightly to her left, her short hair jaw length, remains of pink pigment and white slip, 10.1 cm high. Private collection

Hellenistic terracotta of pregnant female figure, Canosan, 3rd century B.C. The seated figure wearing a short tunic pulled tightly over her protruding stomach, head tilted slightly to her left, her short hair jaw length, remains of pink pigment and white slip, 10.1 cm high. Private collection

Roman Egyptian terracotta hedgehog with three young, 1st-2nd century A.D.   Of Nile clay, the hedgehog facing three young, feeding with their noses together, on integral base, 10.8 cm long. Private collection

Roman Egyptian terracotta hedgehog with three young, 1st-2nd century A.D. Of Nile clay, the hedgehog facing three young, feeding with their noses together, on integral base, 10.8 cm long. Private collection

Roman bronze child bracelet with bell, 1st century A.D. 5.5 cm diameter. Private collection

Roman bronze child bracelet with bell, 1st century A.D. 5.5 cm diameter. Private collection

Roman pottery statuette depicting mother nursing her child, 1st century A.D. Draped woman nursing her child, head of the woman missing, 10.3 cm high. Private collection

Roman pottery statuette depicting mother nursing her child, 1st century A.D. Draped woman nursing her child, head of the woman missing, 10.3 cm high. Private collection

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