Votive (probably) Hippo
These coarse figures stand on low bases representing sleds or sledges, possibly alluding to a ritual called The Feast of the White Hippopotamus in which a hippo was dragged on a sledge before the king. Worshipers at the festival probably either left these objects as votive offerings or acquired them as keepsakes.
This text refers to these objects: ' 70.93.3; 70.93.2
- Medium: Pottery
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2081-1700 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XI Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 15/16 in. (9.6 x 14 x 7.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 70.93.3
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Votive (probably) Hippo, ca. 2081-1700 B.C.E. Pottery, 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 15/16 in. (9.6 x 14 x 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 70.93.3. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)