Egyptian Blue Hippo, Large

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<p>Figures like these have been found in countless Egyptian tombs, and they are thought to have been placed there to re- create a suitable environment for the gods of the afterlife. <br /> <br /> Hippos were identified with the Goddess Thoeris, who was thought to bring luck and protection, and with Seth, the god of storms. The hippo is decorated with marsh plants and flowers symbolic of their habitat. <br /> <br />This glazed earthenware figure measures 14cm wide and is hand-fired and finished.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a replica of a blue Egyptian hippo.

This vibrant glazed earthenware figure is hand-fired and finished in the UK.

Figures like these have been found in countless Egyptian tombs, and they are thought to have been placed there to re-create a suitable environment for the gods of the afterlife. Hippos were identified with the Goddess Taweret, who was believed to bring luck and protection in childbirth, and with Seth, the god of storms. This hippo is decorated with marsh plants and flowers symbolic of her habitat.

A majestic ornament to take pride of place in any ancient Egypt lover's home.

  • Product Code: CMCR90800
  • Product Weight: 0.50Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H14 x W16 x L10cm
  • Material: Glazed earthenware
  • Postage Weight: 1.45 Kg

<p>Figures like these have been found in countless Egyptian tombs, and they are thought to have been placed there to re- create a suitable environment for the gods of the afterlife. <br /> <br /> Hippos were identified with the Goddess Thoeris, who was thought to bring luck and protection, and with Seth, the god of storms. The hippo is decorated with marsh plants and flowers symbolic of their habitat. <br /> <br />This glazed earthenware figure measures 14cm wide and is hand-fired and finished.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a replica of a blue Egyptian hippo.

This vibrant glazed earthenware figure is hand-fired and finished in the UK.

Figures like these have been found in countless Egyptian tombs, and they are thought to have been placed there to re-create a suitable environment for the gods of the afterlife. Hippos were identified with the Goddess Taweret, who was believed to bring luck and protection in childbirth, and with Seth, the god of storms. This hippo is decorated with marsh plants and flowers symbolic of her habitat.

A majestic ornament to take pride of place in any ancient Egypt lover's home.

  • Product Code: CMCR90800
  • Product Weight: 0.50Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H14 x W16 x L10cm
  • Material: Glazed earthenware
  • Postage Weight: 1.45 Kg
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