Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Figurine or amulet of a hippo on a sled

Period:
Early Dynastic Period
Date:
ca. 2960–2649 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Ivory
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1299
Not on view
Acquired by Lord Carnarvon (d. 1923), possibly from the Amelineau Collection. 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. 45.

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