3.5" long by 1.5" wide by 2" high
deep blue with engraved black inpainted lotus designs
Cold Cast Marble-like Resin
This charming little hippo statue is engraved with lotus leaf and flower images. It has a nice weight and a soft finish.
Hippos were well-known to the ancient Egyptians, where the hippo was recognized as a ferocious denizen of the Nile. In Egyptian mythology, the hippopotamus-headed Tawaret was a goddess of protection in pregnancy and childbirth, because ancient Egyptians recognized the protective nature of a female hippopotamus toward her young.
(some information adapted from Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)