<em>Figurine of a Hippopotamus</em>, 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_left01.JPG)

Figurine of a Hippopotamus

Medium: Terracotta

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 4400-3100 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 15/16 x 1 x 4 3/16 in. (5 x 2.6 x 10.7 cm)


Accession Number: 09.889.326

Image: CUR.09.889.326_left01.JPG,

Catalogue Description:
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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