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

Statuette of a Hippopotamus, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty ca. Middle Egypt, Meir Gift of Edward S.