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1–200 CE
Overall: 1.4 x 1.6 cm (9/16 x 5/8 in.)
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Location: 103 Roman

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The Romans were the first people in antiquity to make large numbers of genre sculptures for no purpose other than household decoration. This mouse may have been just such a knick-knack or it may have ornamented a metal food container laying claim to its contents so that other mice would stay away.


1–200 CE

Italy, Rome

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