Hippopotamus-Head Design Amulet Inscribed With Four Linked Ibex Heads., Steatite, white glazed

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

Period:
First Intermediate Period
Date:
ca. 2150–2040 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Steatite, white glazed
Dimensions:
diam. 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.39
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: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 142, Fig. 84, 85.