Small Standing Hippopotamus
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Late Predynastic Period to Early Dynastic Period
Gift of John Tano
Small ivory standing hippopotamus. Eyes and ears in raised relief. Tail not indicated. Each pair of legs carved as single mass with central piercing seemingly for suspension of attachment to a support.
Condition: Left side of face chipped, rear chipped. Some cracks on body.
This item is not on view
Small Standing Hippopotamus. Ivory, 1 x 1 13/16 in. (2.5 x 4.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of John Tano, 50.62. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.50.62_NegD_bw.jpg)
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