The hippopotamus presumably comes from a temple, and it is thought that it represents one of the divinities or powers, which, according to Egyptian belief, manifested itself as a hippopotamus. From around the beginning of the 1st Dynasty.
The figure is a 1:1 plaster cast of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek original.
Material of the original: Calchite
Origin of the original: Egypt, around 3000 B.C.
Due to the fragile material the plaster cast can not be sent and must therefore be collected at the museum.