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Hippopotamus


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Description This animal with a hanging belly, short legs and tail, oval head, wide mouth, and large ears shown flat against the head is probably a hippopotamus. Details of the figure are partly modeled, partly incised. The right leg has been reattached.
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
second half 4th millennium BCE (Predynastic)
Medium
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.527
Measurements
H: 3/8 x W: 1 1/4 x D: 1/8 in. (0.95 x 3.16 x 0.36 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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