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Amulet of a Hippopotamus

A work made of limestone.
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  • A work made of limestone.

Date:

Predynastic Period, Naqada II–III (about 3500–3000 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of a Hippopotamus

Origin

Egypt

Date

3500 BCE–3000 BCE

Medium

Limestone

Dimensions

5.7 × 3.2 × 2.2 cm (2 1/4 × 1 1/2 × 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1894.642

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