<em>Mating Hippopotami</em>, 664-30 B.C.E. Limestone, 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. (14 x 9.5 x 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.262. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 36.262_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)

Mating Hippopotami

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. (14 x 9.5 x 29.2 cm)



Accession Number: 36.262

Image: 36.262_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Compact limestone (?) sculpture of two crocodiles enclosed in one body (?). Heads worked on great detail, body undecorated. Meaning unknown. Possible representation of the goddess Tanent. Condition: Good; one side of body has extensive black stains. Other side of body is considerably weathered, apparently by vegetal growth during burial. Minor chips on various parts of head. Very fine workmanship.

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