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ID 1831
ACCESSION NUMBER 22596
FIELD NUMBER 11 M 19/15- 1
SUBJECT hippo
DESCRIPTION The amulet represents a sitting hippo, with the front legs resting on the hind ones. It is crossed by two transverse holes, one under the neck, the other at the height of the front legs. The head is well characterized; two protrusions represent the ears; the snout is pronounced forward, square and very highlighted. The eyes are made by two holes. The other parts of the body are only shaped.
CHRONOLOGY Classic Kerma
CHRONOLOGICAL RANGE 1750-1550 BC
MATERIAL faience
MATERIAL (Note) faience
LENGTH (cm) 1.3
WIDTH (cm) 0.4
THICKNESS (cm) 0.3
DIAMETER (cm) 0.0
BIBLIOGRAPHY Mills, Nordström 1966: 1-15; GRATIEN 1978: 80
REFERENCE Mills, A. J., H. A. Norddström, 1966, The Archaeological Survey from Gemai to Dal. Preliminary Report on the Season 1964-1965. Kush 14, pp. 1-15.
ORNAMENTS_DESCRIPTION 4 ball beads in corniola, 1 disc beads in faience, una perlina incompleta in guscio di struzzo e un amuleto in faience: ippopotamo
PRESERVATION STATE Complete
MUSEUM NMS KHARTOUM
SPECIFIC LOCATION Storerooms
Coordinates N 21°34′00″ E 31°06′00"
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MISSION SAS UNESCO
DIRECTOR OF THE MISSION D. Nordström
YEAR OF EXCAVATION 1965
CREDIT LINE National Museum of Sudan
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Suggested Citation

Elena D’Itria. (2024) "Item 1831 from Africa/Sudan/Saras". In The Amulets of the Kerma Culture. Elena D’Itria (Ed). Released: In prep. Open Context. <https://opencontext.org/subjects/59230bd1-bf2c-4883-99b3-01f5bcd4796c> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k2ng53n9b

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