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Figure of a Hippopotamus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Faience
DATES ca. 3000-2675 B.C.E.
DYNASTY Dynasty 1 to Dynasty 2 (possibly)
PERIOD Early Dynastic Period
DIMENSIONS 1 7/16 x 2 15/16 in. (3.7 x 7.4 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green faience statuette of a standing hippopotamus, frontal. Each pair of legs formed in one mass (typical of period). Large bulbous jaw. Condition: Front legs broken. Minor chips on head. Entire surface worn.
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