Hippopotamus-Head Design Amulet Inscribed With Four Linked Ibex Heads.
First Intermediate Period
ca. 2150–2040 B.C.
Steatite, white glazed
diam. 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in)
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Not on view
Formerly Timmins Collection. Acquired by Lord Carnarvon before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.
Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 142, Fig. 84, 85.