Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Figurine of a recumbent hippopotamus decorated with painted lotus flowers and probably symbolizing rebirth
Egypt
20th–18th century BCE
Glazed composition
L: 8.2 cm
Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 91.71.233
 
 


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir