<em>Figure of a Hippopotamus</em>, 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: , CUR.57.165.5_58.14.2_erg3.jpg)

Figure of a Hippopotamus

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3000–2675 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 7/16 x 2 15/16 in. (3.7 x 7.4 cm)


Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 58.14.2

Image: CUR.57.165.5_58.14.2_erg3.jpg,

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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