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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.


MJ1701
$45,000


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