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Figurine or amulet of a hippo on a sled

Period:
Early Dynastic Period
Date:
ca. 2960–2649 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Ivory
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1299
Not on view
Acquired by Lord Carnarvon (d. 1923), possibly from the Amelineau Collection. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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