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Hippopotamus amulet

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Gold amulet in the form of a standing hippopotamus on a flat base.

Provenance

By 1913: Julia Cunningham (Mrs William) Lawrence collection; 1913: loaned to the MFA by Mrs. William Lawrence, November 21, 1913; 1927: returned by the MFA, November 16, 1927; given to the MFA by Mr. William Lawrence and his children in memory of Julia Cunningham Lawrence. (Accession Date: December 8, 1927)

Credit Line

Gift of William Lawrence and his children in memory of Julia Cunningham Lawrence

Egyptian, Roman Period or later(?), after 30 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x height: 2.7 x 1.5 cm (1 1/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.854

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets