Description: Freestanding statuette of a mouse seated but leaning forward and holding between its front paws a flat circular cake, in the same plane as the line of the body, and appearing to be on the point of eating. Its ears are pricked back; the left one is now a little damaged. The tail sticks out straight behind and nicely balances the piece when seen in side view. The eyes and whiskers are suggested with engraved detail (Lloyd-Morgan, 268). Quite a large piece, fairly crudely modelled. Dimple eyes, large paws with claws. Groove for mouth. Quite a round, thick body like a sausage. The rear legs sit awkwardly underneath.
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Image: Courtesy of the National Museum Wales.

Image of figurine 873