Hippopotamus Head


Head of a Hippopotamus
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 13901352 B.C.E.
Egyptian alabaster (calcite) with traces of gesso and red pigment
Size: H. 14 cm (5 1/2 in); W. 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in); D. from back to jaw 15.2 cm (6 in)
Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Gift of Henry Walters, by exchange, Ludlow Bull Fund, Beatrice Cooper Gift, and funds from various donors, 1997
MMA 1997.375, see Museum website for more info
Piece in background is Statue of Roy


Piece in background is Unidentified God with Was Scepter