Hippopotamus palette

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Dimensions

.06 x .06

Accession Number

03.1477

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Hippopotamus form; inlaid eyes missing. Details of neck folds, snout, and tail done with incised lines. Notched mouth. Dorsal projection with suspension hole and notching. One face has a large whitish, circular stone inclusion. In excellent condition.

Provenance

Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1474-03.1490) for £4. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund