Ancient Camel Figurines

The one-humped camel or dromedary was found in the Early Dynastic Period, but was not regularly used in Egypt until much later. In the Ptolemaic Period, the camel and Bactrian (two-humped) camel were used as the primary modes of transport across the desert. Camels are depicted in ancient Egyptian artefacts as a symbol of strength and progress. In China, the Bactrian camel was used as a means of transporting goods along the Silk Route, and during the Tang Dynasty, camel statues were placed beside the deceased, tasked with transporting goods in the afterlife.


Showing the single result

Back to Top

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close