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Hippopotamus figurine

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Light blue faience with details in black.

Provenance

From Kerma, grave 1301/1. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–about 1640 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4121

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture