Amulet of a hippopotamus

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7600, E of mastaba G 7650

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1542

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This is a recumbent hippopotamus amulet. The amulet is pierced.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza Street G 7600, E of mastaba G 7650.1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition