Hippopotamus

Egyptian
Predynastic
before 3850–about 2960 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 17 x 29 cm (5 1/8 x 6 11/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.252

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group