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Figurine - Lamb, Porcelain, circa 1880 Archaeology 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

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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
Activity: ornament
Trench Unit Number: 04/13/02
Inscriptions: None
References: Jonathon Horne: Early English Pottery. Australian Antique Collector,

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