Donkey with packs on its back
- Second Intermediate Period–Early New Kingdom
- Dynasty 13–18
- ca. 1991–1450 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut Temenos area, inside pot 12.181.272a, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1906–11
- Clay, twigs
- Donkey: L. 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in)
Packs: L. 1.8–3.9 cm (11/16–1 9/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1912
- Accession Number:
This little donkey is made of unfired clay. Four twigs have been stuck into its back to hold what are probably intended to represent sacks of grain. The donkey and sacks were found inside a pot (12.181.272a) that was discovered during excavations conducted by Howard Carter in the area of Hatshepsut's temple.