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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE HIPPOPOTAMUS
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE HIPPOPOTAMUS

MIDDLE KINGDOM-SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 2055-1600 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE HIPPOPOTAMUS
MIDDLE KINGDOM-SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 2055-1600 B.C.
Standing foursquare with high brows, short tail between its legs, on an integral sledge-shaped base curving up at the front to meet its wide nose, painted in red and black with a butterfly on its back, a lotus flower over its rump, another on the back of its head and on either side of the neck
6¼ in. (16 cm.) long
Provenance
Said to have been found at Dra Abu el-Naga, Thebes.
with Sayed Molattam, Luxor.
with M. Tano, Cairo, 1939.
Dr. F. Katz collection, Alexandria, circa 1943.
with Galleria Casa Serodine, Ascona, Switzerland, 1958.

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Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Dr. L. Keimer, Annales du Service des Antiquités de L'Egypte, vol. XLII, Cairo, 1943, pp. 274-276, fig. 55.
Die Sammlung Hubertus und Renate Wald Hamburg, Hamburg, 1998, pp. 188-189.

For an almost identical hippopotamus see UC16480 in the Petrie Museum, London.

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