Standing Hippo - Bronze Finish - Made in Egypt
This small, handmade hippo statue is made of durable polymer resin. Made in Cairo, Egypt! There is a beautiful, hand painted bronze finish to evoke a vintage feel. This statue will come in a box with printed hieroglyphic designs--perfect for gifting! This statue was inspired by a recent trip to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo--see the last photo for our inspiration.
The size is 1.75 inches by 1.5 inches by 4 inches tall
In Ancient Egypt, the faience hippos were linked to the themes of life, regeneration, and rebirth through many different layers that included the behavior of the animals themselves as well as the decoration of these statuettes. When placed in tombs, they were meant to supply the deceased with regenerative power and to guarantee his or her rebirth. Taweret is the protective ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. The name "Taweret" means "she who is great" or simply "great one".
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