Hippopotamus Tusk with Carved Head
This figure's face includes a long beard and carved ears. The tip of the tusk resembles a tall cap and the lower part suggests a cloaked body, but no details are indicated. A hole in the top indicates that the figure was suspended, but its use and meaning are not known.
- Medium: Hippopotamus ivory
- Reportedly From: Naqada, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 4000-3400 B.C.E.
- Period: Predynastic Period, Naqada I-early Naqada II
- Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 1 5/16 in. (21.9 x 3.3 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 35.1266
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Hippopotamus Tusk with Carved Head, ca. 4000-3400 B.C.E. Hippopotamus ivory, 8 5/8 x 1 5/16 in. (21.9 x 3.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1266. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)