<em>Hippopotamus</em>, ca. 1938-1539 B.C.E. Faience, 4 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 7 3/16 in. (11 x 7.5 x 18.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.226.2_PS2.jpg)


Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1938-1539 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 7 3/16 in. (11 x 7.5 x 18.3 cm)


Museum Location: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 86.226.2

Image: 86.226.2_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Faience statuette of standing hippopotamus. Head frontal and slightly lowered, feet parallel, tail in high relief. Glazed blue, now largely turned green. Decorations on manganese of lotus flowers and buds arranged in conventional pattern. Rosette (lotus in top view) on each buttock. Lotus leaf on each side of head. Glaze on left side of body badly worn. Right ear chipped. Chips on jaw (each side). Minor chips on body.

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