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Hippopotamus

Period:
Early Dynastic Period
Date:
ca. 3100–2649 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, Osiris Temple, Chamber M89, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations, 1902–03
Medium:
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Dimensions:
L. 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.); H. 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
03.4.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Egypt Exploration Fund excavations at Abydos, 1902-03. Acquired by the EEF in the division of finds. Acquired by the Museum through subscription to the EEF, 1903.

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