In Ancient Egypt the goddess Tauret was represented as a woman with the head of a hippopotamus. She was worshipped as a protective deity and as a symbol for female fertility.
Blue Hippopotamus statuettes decorated with plants were placed in tomb and temples to help the deceased be successfully reborn into the afterlife.
This 7cm long Egyptian hippo is made from resin that is painted blue with black detail. It is supplied with a magnet on the reverse.