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Tusk figure of a man

Predynastic, Late Naqada l–Naqada II
ca. 3900–3500 B.C.
From Egypt
Ivory (hippopotamus)
H. 20.3 × Diam. 3.8 × Th. 0.5 cm (8 in. × 1 1/2 in. × 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
Not on view
Collection of Albert Gallatin, purchased by the Museum in 1966. Purchased by him from Ars Antiqua, Lucerne, February 1960.

Patch, Diana Craig 2011. "The Human Figure." In Dawn of Egyptian Art, edited by Diana Craig Patch. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n. 114.

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