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The Metropolitan Museum of Art William the Hippo Bank

Item# 80-024709 

Price: $19.95
Member Price: $17.95


  • Ceramic
  • Ages 3 and older
  • 7''W x 5''H



Since its arrival at the Museum in 1917, the ancient Egyptian faience hippopotamus figure (ca. 19611878 B.C.) has been a favorite with visitors, and for many years has been known as "William" the Met's unofficial mascot. Like the original, our ceramic William Bank is playfully decorated with drawings of lotus blossoms and marsh plants which remind us of his favorite habitat, the shallow banks of the Nile River.

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