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Hippopotamus head

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Dimensions

Other: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.462

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Animal. Hippopotamus head, amethyst.

Provenance

From El Bersha, Pit 10A, March 1915: 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