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Predynastic hippopotamus amulet - ES.6840
Origin: Egypt
Circa: 4000 BC to 3000 BC
Dimensions: 4.2" (10.7cm) high x 3.8" (9.7cm) wide
Medium: Granite
Condition: Extra Fine


Additional Information: Dimensions given without mounting

Location: Great Britain
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This amulet was designed to be suspended by a cord passing through the hole above its back. This type of hippo figurine is distinctive because it depicted pregnant females hippopotami. This last observation is evident by from the swollen belly that nearly touches the ground; most hippo statuettes do not display this feature.

An interesting comparable date to the Naqada I–early Naqada II periods is kept at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (23.2.30). - (ES.6840)

 

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