This keyring in shape of blue-turquoise hippopotamus was inspired by an Egyptian antique on display in the Louvre.
Hippopotamus hunting is represented on the walls of tombs from the time of the pyramids until the time when Alexander entered Egypt.
Certain ritual objects bear witness to the same concern: in Tutankhamen's tomb, for example, two statuettes of the king standing on a papyrus basket and harpooning the invisible enemy were found.
The blue-turquoise colour, a stone so characteristic of Egypt, extracted from the Sinai mines, is beneficial par excellence and also recalls the eastern horizon where the sun bathes before its birth.
- Maintenance :
- Nettoyage avec un chiffon humide et de l'eau savonneuse
- Artist :
- Art movement :
- Egyptian Antiquities
- Original work kept at :
- Musée du Louvre