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Figure of a Hippopotamus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Faience
DATES ca. 3000-2675 B.C.E.
DYNASTY I Dynasty-II Dynasty (possibly)
PERIOD Early Dynastic Period
DIMENSIONS 1 7/16 x 2 15/16 in. (3.7 x 7.4 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin
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CAPTION Figure of a Hippopotamus, ca. 3000-2675 B.C.E. Faience, 1 7/16 x 2 15/16 in. (3.7 x 7.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, 58.14.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.57.165.5_58.14.2_erg3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.57.165.5_58.14.2_erg3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/20/2007
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green faience statuette of a standing hippopotamus, frontal. Each pair of legs formed in one mass (typical of period). Large bulbous jaw. Condition: Front legs broken. Minor chips on head. Entire surface worn.
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