- Middle Kingdom–Second Intermediate Period
- Dynasty 12–17
- ca. 1981–1550 B.C.
- From Egypt
- h. 6 cm (2 3/8 in); w. 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
- Accession Number:
Hippopotamus statuettes made out of faience (a non-clay ceramic material) occur in four different positions: standing, walking, seated, and reclining. This reclining hippopotamus is decorated with lotus flowers and leaves, and the depiction of a bird with outstretched wings can be found on its back.