Figure of a Hippopotamus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E.
1 9/16 × 7/8 × 2 1/2 in. (3.9 × 2.3 × 6.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Gray-yellow hard stone serpentine figure of standing hippopotamus. Tail, eyes and ears in raised relief. Mouth indicated by slit. Possible remains of red paint on left buttock.
Condition: Legs missing when received. Surface of stone slightly checked but body intact. Probably entire surface was painted red.
This item is not on view
Figure of a Hippopotamus, ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E. Serpentine, pigment, 1 9/16 × 7/8 × 2 1/2 in. (3.9 × 2.3 × 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1271. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.1271_view5.jpg)
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