Hippopotamus figure

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Object Place: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.395

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Figure of hippopotamus. Body and part of head; blue glazed and decorated with lotus flowers.

Provenance

From Bersha, Tomb 5, pit E, debris. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Accession date: March 1, 1921

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition