Eye of a faience hippopotamus

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III, 17(3)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 2 x 5.3 cm (2 5/16 x 13/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-12-793c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

An eye of a hippo with three black stripes either above or below it. (See also 13-12-90a, 13-12-352c, 13-12-352, 13-12-793a, b, c, and e for similiar sculpture and hippo pieces).

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. K III, 17(3). 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition