before 3850–about 2960 B.C.
Overall: 13 x 17 x 29 cm (5 1/8 x 6 11/16 x 11 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Hippopotamus on base which has four holes on either side of the animal. Traces of brown and red paint. Front of base curved upwards at corners.
From Egypt. 1903: acquired in Egypt by Dr. F. R. Martin, Stockholm; by 1948: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York; 1948: purchased by the MFA from Dr. Hirsch for $950. (Accession date: March 8, 1948)
Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group