From our Anthropology collection, this is a toy rattle in the shape of a hedgehog next to a real hedgehog.
© The Field Museum, CSA60191.
Toy rattle in form of hedgehog from Babylonian layers. Hedgehog looking at his toy cousin used as a rattle by a Babylonian child about 550 B.C. Excavated at Kish. A member of the Kish Expedition photographed a terracotta rattle (now Field Museum 156931) next to an actual hedgehog, which is an animal commonly found in the area.
8x10 glass negative
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