• Mini Egyptian Hippo

Mini Egyptian Hippo

  • Product Code: HIPRES
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £8.15

Product Description: This 6cm long Egyptian hippo is made from resin that is painted blue and the body is hand painted with lotus plants in black. It is supplied with a full-colour double-sided information card that has an image of an ancient mosaic frieze depicting animals including a hippopotamus. On the reverse of the card is historical information about the importance of the hippopotamus in ancient Egyptian times. The Hippo and folded card are supplied in a clear box.

Information: 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.

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