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Weight in the Form of a Hippopotamus Head

Weight in the Form of a Hippopotamus Head

c. 1540-1296 BC

Hematite

Overall: 2.2 x 3 x 4.2 cm (7/8 x 1 3/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1992.114

Fun Fact

The word hippopotamus comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse" (ἱπποπόταμος).

See also
Collection: 
Egypt - New Kingdom
Type of artwork: 
Implements
Medium: 
Hematite

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