Mace Head in the Form of a Hippopotamus Head
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
ca. 3200 B.C.E.-2900 B.C.E.
early I Dynasty
Naqada III Period-Early Dynastic Period
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Mace Head in the Form of a Hippopotamus Head, ca. 3200 B.C.E.-2900 B.C.E. Dolomitic limestone, 1 11/16 x 2 7/16 in. (4.3 x 6.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous loan, L58.2.1. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/20/2007
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Ears, eyes, and tusks in relief; bulbous jaw. Pierced vertically through center of head. Very fine work.
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