Small Standing Hippopotamus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Late Predynastic Period to Early Dynastic Period
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Gift of John Tano
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Small Standing Hippopotamus. Ivory, 1 x 1 13/16 in. (2.5 x 4.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of John Tano, 50.62. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.50.62_NegA_bw.jpg)
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Small ivory standing hippopotamus. Eyes and ears in raised relief. Tail not indicated. Each pair of legs carved as single mass with central piercing seemingly for suspension of attachment to a support.
Condition: Left side of face chipped, rear chipped. Some cracks on body.
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