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Faience Hippopotamus from Thebes.
20th-17th c BCE Egyptian Egyptian Middle Kingdom Sculpture

EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM Anonymous (c. 2124 BCE - 1786 BCE) Primary
c. 2040 BCE-1640 BCE
20th-17th c BCE
Faience
Egyptian Middle Kingdom
Thebes. Egypt.
Cairo. Egyptian Museum.
AncEmp57.EGY01020
This charming statuette of a hippopotamus is one of the most beloved pieces of Egyptian sculpture. Made of faience, a type of glazed ceramic, the bright blue little hippo is decorated with lilies and papyrus buds which depict its watery habitat.

Caption: EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM | Hippopotamus | Egyptian; Middle Kingdom | Egyptian

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