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Figurine of a hippo made for suspension

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Title: Figurine of a hippo made for suspension
  • Date Created: ca. 3650–3100 B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.); H: 5.7 cm (2 3/16 in.); W: 1.7cm (11/16 in.)
  • Type: Amulet, hippopotamus
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/552202
  • Medium: Limestone (pink)
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Period: Predynastic, Naqada II–Naqada III

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