martes, 12 de mayo de 2015

Hippopotamus Tusk with Carved Head

Hippopotamus Tusk with Carved Head
This figure's face includes a long beard and carved ears. The tip of the tusk resembles a tall cap and the lower part suggests a cloaked body, but no details are indicated. A hole in the top indicates that the figure was suspended, but its use and meaning are not known.
  • Medium: Hippopotamus ivory
  • Reportedly From: Naqada, Egypt
  • Dates: ca. 4000-3400 B.C.E.
  • Period: Predynastic Period, Naqada I-early Naqada II
  • Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 1 5/16 in. (21.9 x 3.3 cm)
  •  Brooklyn museum

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