|EGYPTIAN LARGE FAIENCE ROARING HIPPOPOTAMUS,
the embodiment of the god Set, the bringer of desert storms,
its body painted with a frog and lotus blossoms; teeth once inserted.
Extremely rare, especially with open jaws.
The upper jaw, three feet, and the underside have been restored.
XIIth Dynasty, ca.1991-1786 BC
L. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.)
Ex Sotheby’s New York, May 1987; private collection, Doylestown, PA, acquired from Royal-Athena in 1987; J.M. collection, Amsterdam, 2005-2017.