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Hippopotamus


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Description This small figure displays a standing hippopotamus. Figures such as this may have been votives.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/15/1976Treatmentcleaned
11/16/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
9/17/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • Ivory: The Sumptuous Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983-1984.
Provenance MacGregor Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [lot 708]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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Period
ca. 4000-3500 BC (Predynastic; Naqada I)
Medium
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.528
Measurements
H: 15/16 x W: 9/16 x D: 1 5/8 in. (2.35 x 1.47 x 4.13 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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