Monday, November 03, 2008

Daily Photo - Limestone hippo


Painted limestone hippopotamus, trace of red paint and black lines.
Waxed, in v. salt condition, one side badly damaged
Period - Middle Kingdom (1700BCE-2024BCE)
Found at - Harageh
Measurements - length 15.7 cms height 10 cms

Copyright: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University College London
With my thanks

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