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horsies

  • Who made the thing (people)?
    These are recreations of Roman toys.
  • What is it?
    It’s a little wheeled pony.
  • Where was it made?
    This was found in the Roman Period in Egypt, after 30 BC.
  • Why was it made?
    In period: entertainment. In this project: largesse.
  • When was it made?
    After 30 BC during “Roman Egypt”
  • How was it made? (tools, techniques, etc)
    Dunno

Your item:

  • How did your creation differ?
    I’m using power tools. I’m using some left over wood from a project and it may not match the type of wood actually used (which is not in the museum listing).
  • What would you do different next time?
    Whoa, this wood is not pine and is very hard to cut.
  • Anything else you’d like to tell us?
    Made for the Gross (dozen dozen) challenge. Not sure I’ll get 12 done though.

Sources:
Bibliography or source?
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=166694&partId=1&searchText=roman+wooden+horse&page=1
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=118776&partId=1&searchText=roman+wooden+horse&page=1

One place to order the pigments for roman paints might have been here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/199227304/pigment-set-for-icon-painting-in-egg

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