Hippopotamus figurine

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
1991–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Grave 1301/1

Dimensions

Length: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4121

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Light blue faience with details in black.

Provenance

From Kerma, grave 1301/1. 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