Figurine of a Hippopotamus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E.
1 15/16 x 1 x 4 3/16 in. (5 x 2.6 x 10.7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Figurine of a Hippopotamus, ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E. Terracotta, 1 15/16 x 1 x 4 3/16 in. (5 x 2.6 x 10.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.326. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.326_NegD_print_bw.jpg)
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Pottery figurine of hippopotamus. Very clumsy work. Slim body; mouth slightly opened; nostrils bored out; ears roughly marked. On right side a big rounded projection, indicating the eyes; a similar on the left side may have been broken off.
Condition: half of forelegs and small part of hind legs missing. Lower jaw damaged. Right side covered with whitish efflorescence.
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