Camel Rider

An image of a figurine of a man on a camel. He is sitting on a doily, and in the background is a orange vase.
The camel rider in the Pink Bedroom from the Eldon House collection

Country of Origin: Likely Egypt or Tunisia
Year: ca. 1890-1902
Materials: Metal and paint 

The Harris Family, like many people of the early 1900s, were very interested in Egypt and North Africa. This figurine of a camel rider was brought back by the Harris Family during one of their trips to the region. It depicts a man carrying supplies and a weapon on the back of the camel that is in mid-stride. It is an interesting knickknack that commemorated travel to this area.