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Hippopotamus Amulet

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
Possibly from Upper Egypt, Thebes; From Egypt
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H. 1.6 cm (5/8 in); w. 0.8 cm (5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.158.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
From the Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Thutmose III found during World War I. The finds from the tomb had been purchased by the museum in almost their entirety by 1926. This piece was purchased from Galerie Nefer, Zurich in 2002.

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