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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Figurine - Lamb, Porcelain, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 069727
- This porcelain lamb figurine was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was possibly once part of a farm scene.
'When I was a child, we played in the street with hoops; we played hopscotch, and chasey, and cowboys and Indians, running right round the blocks and that. We even played marbles too.' (Marie Hayes, born and raised in Little Lon 1920-1940)
To the children who lived there, Little Lon was home. The streets and lanes were their playground - for tossing knucklebones, flicking marbles or chasing over the cobblestones. Their chants and laughter were part of the sounds of Little Lon.
- Porcelain lamb figurine.
Possibly part of a Staffordshire shepherd/farm scene. 01/49/59/-/-, 01/49/61/-/-, 04/13/02/-/-, and 05/18/-/14/- are all sheep or lambs.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||37 mm (Height), 49 mm (Width), 17 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||lamb dimensions only|
|Tagged with:||making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||04/13/02|
|References:||Jonathon Horne: Early English Pottery. Australian Antique Collector,|