established 1942

Egyptian Middle Kingdom p[ottery hippopotamus EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM POTTERY HIPPOPOTAMUS

Standing on an integral, rectangular, sledge-like base, with long snout, small ears, small tall, and well defined muscular detail along the back.

Ca. 2061-1784 BC

L. 4 3/8 in (11 cm.); H. 3 1/4 in (8.1 cm.)

Ex English private collection.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2003, no. 194.

Cf. P. Lacovara, ‘New Date for an Old Hippopotamus’, JMFAB, vol 4, 1992; A.S. Walker, Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Mainz, 1996, fig.III, 209, p.136. For discussion of pottery hippopotami see B. Bothmer, Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1948, vol. XLVI, no. 265, pp. 64-69. A. Tony-Révillon, Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Egypt 50, 1950, pp.48-71.



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