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Hippopotamus Figure, ca. 1981–1885 B.C. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1917 (17.9.1) | The dual qualities of destruction and creation imbued images of hippos with special magical power, and they were often deposited in tombs. #OneMetManyWorlds

Hippopotamus Figure, ca. 1981–1885 B.C. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1917 (17.9.1) | The dual qualities of destruction and creation imbued images of hippos with special magical power, and they were often deposited in tombs. #OneMetManyWorlds


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Titre : Hippopotame Description : Trouvé à Aboùl Naga dans la tombe d'un Antef Crédit photographique : (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre...

Titre : Hippopotame Description : Trouvé à Aboùl Naga dans la tombe d'un Antef Crédit photographique : (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre...

The hippopotamus was a symbol of rebirth in ancient Egypt, and ceramic figures of the hippopotamus were found in Egyptian tombs. They were painted bright blue and often decorated with images of water plants. This faience (glazed earthenware) hippopotamus dates from about 1650-1550 bc.

The hippopotamus was a symbol of rebirth in ancient Egypt, and ceramic figures of the hippopotamus were found in Egyptian tombs. They were painted bright blue and often decorated with images of water plants. This faience (glazed earthenware) hippopotamus dates from about 1650-1550 bc.

Ces célèbres hippopotames en faïence bleue étaient déposés dans les tombes du Moyen Empire - On ne sait pas précisément la signification de ces dépôts - le Louvre Paris

Ces célèbres hippopotames en faïence bleue étaient déposés dans les tombes du Moyen Empire - On ne sait pas précisément la signification de ces dépôts - le Louvre Paris

Hippopotame bleu, faïence funéraire égyptienne - Musée du Louvre

Hippopotame bleu, faïence funéraire égyptienne - Musée du Louvre

Hippo    An ancient Egyptian hippo (from the RISD Art Museum, Providence).

Hippo An ancient Egyptian hippo (from the RISD Art Museum, Providence).

Unicorn in Captivity, The [South Netherlandish] (37.80.6) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Unicorn in Captivity, The [South Netherlandish] (37.80.6) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wall tiles from the funerary apartments of pharaoh Djoser from his step pyramid, Saqqara, Egypt. Met Museum.

Wall tiles from the funerary apartments of pharaoh Djoser from his step pyramid, Saqqara, Egypt. Met Museum.

The Sistine Chapel in Rome Italy: Standing in silence and looking up at Michelangelo's masterpiece

The Sistine Chapel in Rome Italy: Standing in silence and looking up at Michelangelo's masterpiece

Statuette of a Hippopotamus, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, ca. 1981–1885 B.C.  Egyptian; Middle Egypt, Meir  Faience - I've got the same @classiquecom

Statuette of a Hippopotamus, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, ca. 1981–1885 B.C. Egyptian; Middle Egypt, Meir Faience - I've got the same @classiquecom

Lover's Eyes      Date: ca. 1840  Watercolor on ivory in gold locket

Lover's Eyes Date: ca. 1840 Watercolor on ivory in gold locket

Blue Egyptian Hippo at the British Museum "The hippo is decorated with marsh plants and flowers symbolic of their habitat as well as lending a loveable air to his fierceness."

Egyptian turquoise figurine (Hippo)

Blue Egyptian Hippo at the British Museum "The hippo is decorated with marsh plants and flowers symbolic of their habitat as well as lending a loveable air to his fierceness."

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art | 207 667 6611 | Paul Hannon

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art | 207 667 6611 | Paul Hannon

More of Sadie, by R. Mike Nichols, Riverside, CA

More of Sadie, by R. Mike Nichols, Riverside, CA

Santa Maria sopra Minerva Catholic Church, Rome, Italy by Bob Kent

Santa Maria sopra Minerva Catholic Church, Rome, Italy by Bob Kent

Michaelangelo's ceiling in the Vatican...

Michaelangelo's ceiling in the Vatican...

Gazelle, ca. 1390–1352 B.C. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1292) | The gazelle's head sits alertly on a swanlike neck, and the animal's large, velvety brown eyes look with wonder at the world. #OneMetManyWorlds

Gazelle, ca. 1390–1352 B.C. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1292) | The gazelle's head sits alertly on a swanlike neck, and the animal's large, velvety brown eyes look with wonder at the world. #OneMetManyWorlds