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Hippopotamus-Head Design Amulet Inscribed With Four Linked Ibex Heads.

First Intermediate Period
ca. 2150–2040 B.C.
From Egypt
Steatite, white glazed
diam. 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
Not on view
Formerly Timmins Collection. Acquired by Lord Carnarvon before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 142, Fig. 84, 85.

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