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Hippopotamus-headed amulet

Haematite hippopotamus bead.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes / 2106 / B. 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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.

Accession Number

12.1453

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets