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Hippopotamus

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12, late–early 13
Date:
ca. 1850–1640 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Nakht (493), brick building east, Pit 475, MMA excavations, 1913–14
Medium:
Faience, Paste, paint
Dimensions:
l. 10.7 cm (4 3/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.3.199
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 113
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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