Head of a Hippopotamus

Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 18
Reign: reign of Amenhotep III
Date: ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt
Medium: Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with traces of gesso and red pigment
Dimensions: H. 14 cm (5 1/2 in); W. 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in); D. from back to jaw 15.2 cm (6 in)
Credit Line: Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Gift of Henry Walters, by exchange, Ludlow Bull Fund, Beatrice Cooper Gift, and funds from various donors, 1997
Accession Number: 1997.375

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