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William Ornament

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Item # 80037973
William Ornament is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
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Price: 62$62.00
Member Price: 55.8$55.80
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Description

Our whimsical glass ornament celebrates a small hippopotamus statuette (ca. 1961–1878 B.C.) in The Met collection. This original figure, well-formed in a ceramic material made of ground quartz, demonstrates the Egyptian artist's appreciation for the natural world. Beneath the blue-green glaze, the body was painted with the outlines of river plants, symbolizing the marshes in which the animal lived. Since its arrival at The Met in 1917, "William" has been a Museum visitor favorite.

Our whimsical glass ornament celebrates a small hippopotamus statuette (ca. 1961–1878 B.C.) in The Met collection. This original figure, well-formed in a ceramic material made of ground quartz, demonstrates the Egyptian artist's appreciation for the natural world. Beneath the blue-green glaze, the body was painted with the outlines of river plants, symbolizing the marshes in which the animal lived. Since its arrival at The Met in 1917, "William" has been a Museum visitor favorite.

Details
  • Blown glass
  • Includes gold cord for hanging
  • 3 4/5''H x 5''W x 2''D
  • Polish with a soft, dry cloth
  • Made in Poland
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bringing back a Classic I am so grateful that y'all brought this back! My parents bought the original one a while ago on a trip to New York. Unfortunately, last Christmas the ornament broke after it fell off the tree. It was my father's favorite ornament, and it always went front and center on the tree. This year, we decorated the tree for the first time without the ornament. However, with this gift, now my dad will be excited to decorate on Christmas Day as he puts his favorite ornament up again. Thanks so much for bringing this back, so we can continue our tradition.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I always add a couple new blown glass ornaments to my tree each year. I was thrilled when I saw the William ornament. It is the classic mascot of the Metropolitan Museum and he looks just like the statuette that has been for sale for years. It is well-made, not thin glass, so, while fragile, it should still last for decades.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a cutie! The color and the size are just great! It’s a bit hefty for a pine tree, but the friends I gave him to have placed it in perfect spot! I think a place of honor. He sure shows up. They have a lovely curio cabinet—very eclectic—and i’m hoping they put him in it instead of packing the piece away.
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK for a knock off I would rather they had brought the original ornament back, but I guess this works as an acceptable substitute. It is quiet a bit larger than the original glass rather than pottery. Hoping that someday the original will be available.
Date published: 2018-01-08
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