Lapidary Works of Art

Nephrite figure of a hippopotamus

    Nephrite figure of a hippopotamus

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    20th century

    Dreher, Paul

    Nephrite, agate, rhodonite; carving, polishing

    Length 16.5 cm

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    Carved nephrite figure of a hippopotamus is depicted as a ferocious beast with open mouth revealing white agate teeth and a rhodonite gums, with agate eyes.

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    Инв.6176/ДПИ